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Opportunity for women researchers to study postdoctoral levels worldwide.


Every year, UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Women in Science offers 15 Fellowships to young female researchers in the life sciences at doctoral or postdoctoral level worldwide.

The Fellowships, each worth up to $40,000 for a period of up to two years, are awarded to three Fellows from each of the following five regions: Africa, Arab States; Asia & the Pacific; Europe & North America; and Latin America & the Caribbean, whose promising projects have been accepted by a reputable institution outside their home country.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must be female and no more than 35 years old.
  • Preference will be given to candidates already possessing a PhD degree (or equivalent) in the field of life sciences at the time of application. However, applications from doctoral students will be considered.
  • Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.
  • Candidates must undertake research in the field of life sciences.

Please contact Natasha Bevan at nbevan [a] unesco.org.uk for further clarifications.

For further details, and application materials, contact: UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Women in Science Fellowships

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