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Apply Now | L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science 2023

Apply Now | L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science 2023

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Applications are open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Program 2023. The fifth edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South Africa National Young Talents Programme aims to promote and encourage the participation of young African women in science. This programme identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and Technological sciences.

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme launched in the Africa region in 2010. In line with their vision of supporting more female scientists across Africa, there are now two dedicated programmes for Africa:

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  • A national programme dedicated to South Africa.
  • The regional sub-Saharan Africa programme supporting the 48 other countries of the region.

Grants from Women in Science

The South African National Programme recognizes six young female scientists annually.

  • 3 research grants of R80 000 each will be allocated to 3 doctoral students enrolled in an institution and in a research laboratory in South Africa.
  • 3 research grants of R160 000 each will be allocated to 3 post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute in South Africa.

Eligibility for Women in Science

For doctoral students

  • South African Nationality
  • Be enrolled in a South African university and carry out their doctorate in a research laboratory in one of the 9 Provinces. As a minimum requirement, applicants must be in the 2nd year of thesis.
  • Conducting research in one of the scientific fields listed in the rules document.

For post-doctorates

  • South African Nationality
  • Be enrolled in a post-doctorate in a research laboratory or an institution in one of the 9 provinces.
  • Having obtained a doctorate in one of the scientific fields listed in the rules document.
  • Conducting research in one of the scientific fields listed in the rules document.
  • Having started the post-doctorate before the opening date of the call for applications.

Selection Criteria

  • Scientific excellence of the research project
  • Quality of the application
  • Ability to communicate and promote science

Application of Women in Science

An application is only considered complete when it includes all the following documents:

  • A detailed CV of 1 to 2 pages maximum including training, dissemination actions, commitments of the candidate, etc.
  • Copies of diplomas or certificates obtained from the license in their original language,
  • A summary of research work in 200 words maximum (intended for a panel of scientific experts)
  • A detailed description of the research work of 2 pages maximum, including the references (Text justified, Times New Roman font, size 12 with single spacing)
  • An estimated budget detailing the expenditure envisaged to support the coherence and realism of the research work. This budget must not exceed R80 000 for doctoral students and R160 000 for post doctoral researchers (in the form of a table with projected expenses). If the estimated budget is less than the amount allocated, the excess may be spent after the year following the Prize (there is no limited time for its use)
  • At least two letters of recommendation, each assessing the quality of the CV, the originality of the project and mentioning the relationship and human dimensions of the candidate.
  • A list of the candidate’s publications (from the most recent to the oldest)
    • For doctoral students: the 2 publications (article, patents, oral communications, posters, etc.) published or in the process of being published.
    • For post-doctoral students: the 2 most important publications (scientific publications, patents, etc.)

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
CountrySouth Africa
Open toAll
OrganizerFor Women In Science



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