“The For Women in Science program was created out of the belief that the world needs science and science needs women,” stated Lauren Paige, vice president of public affairs & strategic initiatives at L’Oréal USA. “As a company that relies on the contributions of a global scientific workforce that is 70 percent women, we’re proud to honor extraordinary female scientists and support their ongoing research to change the world.”
The 2017 For Women in Science fellowship recipients were recognized last month at a ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. for their pioneering research across a broad range of fields including immunobiology, mechanical and biomedical engineering, evolutionary biology, physics and biology.”
The 2018 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship application period begins today 2017 and runs until Feb. 2. Applicants should have exceptional academic records, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific achievement, outstanding letters of recommendation from advisers and demonstrated success or interest in supporting women and girls in STEM through community service or outreach initiatives.
AAAS manages the program’s two-round application and peer-review process. In the first round, applications are evaluated by experienced scientists in the candidates’ respective fields. In the second round, a distinguished Jury of eminent scientists evaluates the top-ranked candidates and selects the five winners. Fellowship winners will be announced in October and the awards ceremony will follow in Washington, D.C. Applications and additional information are available at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.
The U.S. fellowships are part of the global For Women in Science program, a partnership between the L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO, to provide support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers. Throughout its nearly twenty year history, the program has recognized more than 2,500 women, including two Nobel Prize recipients, in 115 countries.