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Fellowships with an award of $60,000 to USA and Puerto Rico female postdoctoral scientists who have contributed to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and a demonstrated commitment to serving as role models for youth. Consideration is given to talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing leading academic institutions and laboratories.
Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science and/or mathematics fields. Additional eligible areas of study include: immunology, all areas of chemistry, earth science, and medical research. Psychology, science education, and social science are not eligible for this Fellowship.
The award is intended to support the applicant’s research project and provide career advancement. Fellowship funds should be used to support tuition fees, attendance at meetings and conferences, laboratory supplies, publications costs, computer and technical support, equipment and instruments.
Selected winners must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events). Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony to complete their twenty hours of service.
Please note that candidates must be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week if chosen as a winning Fellow.
Candidates are evaluated for overall excellence with a focus on:
- Intellectual merit, academic records, and accepted requisites for scholarly scientific study
- Scientific excellence and appropriateness of proposed research
- Evidence of originality, initiative and productivity
- Ability to plan and conduct research either as a member of a team or independently
- Potential for career enhancement if awarded the fellowship
- Relevance of budget proposal ($60,000 in L'Oréal USA fellowship funding)
- Choice of host institution and department mentor
- Commitment to supporting women and girls in science.
GrantWatch ID#: 166788
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each.
Eligible applicants must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events). Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony (November 2019) to complete their twenty hours of service.
The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship award is effective for one year. Any extensions must be requested in writing and must be approved by L’Oréal USA and AAAS.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm
Letters of recommendation can either be submitted electronically through the online application submission site (preferred) or can be mailed directly from all references to:
L'Oréal USA For Women in Science
Attn: Jennifer Carinci
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
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