L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme 2020
Applications are now open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme that aims to promote and encourage young 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.
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Since the inception of the programme in Africa in 2010, they have seen significant growth. There are now two dedicated programmes for Africa in line with their vision of empowering more young female scientists across Africa:
The South African National Programme
The sub-Saharan Africa Regional programme
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This programme honoursseven talented South African women for the quality of their research and encourages them to pursue a career in science in any South African Province.
Five research grants of R80 000 each for five PhD researchers enrolled at a South African institution and completing their doctorate in a research laboratory.
Two research grants of R160 000 each for two South African post-doctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the South African provinces.
The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science South Africa national programme research grants are awarded within the framework of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership.
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:
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Having obtained a Ph.D. degree in Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and Technological sciences or pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree at a South African university
Be a South African Citizen
Working in a Research Laboratory or Institution or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a University in South Africa
Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for PhD and Post-doctoral awards
Note: Candidates who have already been awarded a research grant from previous L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programmes are not eligible.
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The selection criteria of the candidate by the jury are the following:
The candidate’s outstanding academic records:
Including number, quality and impactof the publications(impact factors to be submitted)
The scientific quality of the research project
The innovative nature and productivity of the research and its potential application in science
The ability of the candidate to communicate and promote sciences to a younger audience and to encourage young African female scientists.
The candidate’s career-path
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Candidates will be selected by the For Women in ScienceJury for theSouth African programme
The results will be communicated by telephone and email to theseven researchers after the Jury’s deliberation. The results must remain confidential until the awards ceremony.
The decision of the jury cannot be contested or subject to explanation or justification.
For more information, visit https://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/fellowships/563719044