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UK and Ireland National Fellowships

  1. Structure of the Programme
  2. Eligibility
  3. Application and Information forms
  4. Further Information
  5. UK and Ireland Fellows
  6. Latest winners

The call for applications for the 2014 UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships is now closed.

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science are awards offered by a partnership between L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life and physical sciences.

The National Fellowships are offered under the umbrella of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme, which has promoted women in scientific research on a global scale since 1998.

Four Fellowships will be awarded in 2014 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research. The Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences.

Structure of the Programme

Four Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career pursuing postdoctoral research in the UK or Ireland in the life or physical sciences. The Fellowships, each worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland), are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12 month period of research.

The award can be spent in innovative ways to enable women scientists to pursue and continue their research careers – such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be female postdoctoral level researchers who have already been awarded their research doctorate in the fields of life or physical science.
  • Candidates must have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry).
  • Candidates must not currently hold a permanent academic post, or have ever held a permanent academic post in the past, or have received, before the start date of the award, the promise of a permanent academic post.
  • Candidates must be undertaking research in the life or physical sciences. Computer science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Fellowship.
  • Candidates must be conducting their research at a UK or Irish university or research institute.
  • Candidates must be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), or a Swiss citizen, or have permanent residence status in the UK or Ireland; and must be residing in the UK or Ireland at the time of application.
  • Applications are welcomed from candidates who wish to establish/re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research or where the candidate is establishing a research career as a mature entrant or after experience in other fields.

UK and Ireland Fellows

Read about current and previous UK and Ireland National Fellowship winners by selecting from the below headings.

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2013 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the four 2013 L’Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were announced on 20 June 2013 at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.
2014 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the four 2014 L’Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were announced on 19 June 2014 at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.
2012 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the four 2012 L’Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were announced on 28 June 2012 at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Society in London.
2011 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the 2011 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.
2010 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the 2010 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.
2009 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the 2009 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.
2008 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the 2008 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.
2007 UK and Ireland Winners
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The winners of the 2007 L'Oreal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.


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