L'ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM HAS AWARDED 32 MALAYSIAN WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND OVER RM 720,000 IN RESEARCH GRANTS SINCE 2006

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Founded in 1998 in Paris, the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote women in science. The program reward established women scientists whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge and of its benefits to society, and provide support to promising young women scientists. Over the past 18 years, For Women in Science has expanded internationally to become truly global and has honored 92 eminent scientists and supported 2,438 young women in science from 110 countries.

To award women scientists at different stages of their career, three fellowship programs is created:

1. The L’Oréal-UNESCO Laureates or International Awards - The pioneer program which is a prestigious annual distinction awarded to five leading women researchers, one from each continent of the world.  The Laureates is given to exceptional women who are role models for future generations. The Awards are presented in Life Sciences and Physical Sciences in alternating years. The Laureates each receive €100,000.

2. The UNESCO-L’Oréal International Rising Talent – This award serves to encourage promising women scientists who are working in the life sciences at the doctoral and post-doctoral level. Fifteen International Rising Talent Fellows, three from each UNESCO region are chosen to continue their research prestigious institutions outside of their home country. The Fellows each receive €30,000 over 2 years.

3. L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowships – The third pillar program developed by L’Oréal subsidiaries with the support of the National Commissions for UNESCO to help young researchers to pursue their scientific careers in their home country. In Malaysia, the program rewards 3 Fellows annually. Each fellow receive RM30,000 of research grant

 

L'ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is the extension to the international L’Oréal- UNESCO awards, to provide research grant of RM30,000 each to 3 young female researchers to pursue their scientific project in Malaysia. The program was developed to recognize and support promising young Malaysian women researchers in their scientific research and highlight their significance in the field of science which would then encourage a new generation of women leaders. This programme also intends to position these women as significant contributors to the development of sciences that will aptly help Malaysia progress towards a developed country.

The national program was launched in 2006, with the support of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO and in partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Since its inaugural launch in 2006, the program has awarded 32 outstanding young Malaysian women researchers.

As young women, they have a powerful voice to speak as an effective and inspiring role model for others. Through the opportunities that the Fellowships provide, these young women develop their talents as advocates and public speakers for science.

L’Oréal Malaysia organizes and finances the fellowship study while the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO provides support pertaining to matters involving applications and facilitate communications on formalities of the fellowship between candidates and Malaysian authorities, the other three supporting partners will establish the link with the scientific community and co-ordinate the application evaluation procedures.

The L’Oréal For Women in Science program is a major part of philanthropy work which the company believes in and as a good citizenship to link closely the group’s economic growth with strong ethical principles and a genuine awareness of responsibilities to give back to society.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is open to Malaysian women researcher/scientist under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research studies in any scientific field.  Thee outstanding female scientists in Malaysia will be a granted a fellowship worth RM30,000 each.  The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists representing Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science, Technology and Information.

The call for submission for the 2016 awards and details on the entry requirement are now available online. www.fwis.fr

All applications must be submitted by 31st May 2016.

For more information, please e-mail lormy.info@loreal.com