L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science: National Fellowships and International Awards

Celebrating, enhancing and enabling the contribution of women to scientific research

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme recognises the achievements and contributions of outstanding women in science across the globe, providing them with practical and financial support to help further their research.

The awards fall into three main categories:

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards distinguish five world-class female scientists from five different continents in recognition of their outstanding contributions to scientific progress for the benefit of humankind

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland Fellowships encourage post-doctoral level women in science to continue to pursue their research at a critical point in their career by providing flexible financial aid as well as science communications and media training. Similar National Fellowships are run in 46 countries around the world.

The International Rising Talents Programme brings together the best Fellows from around the world from the winners of the National and Regional Fellowships of that year.

Wider Value to the UK

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme supports women in science to continue with their research, helps Fellows take their career to the ‘next level’ and provides a platform for women in science to become science ambassadors

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