2024 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards (€100,000 Prize)


Application Deadline:  JUNE 28, 2023

Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards recognize and support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life and Environmental Sciences or Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years.

The 2024 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the field of Life and Environmental Sciences, working in the following regions:

  • Africa & the Arab States
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America

One candidate will be selected for each of the five regions, the determining factor being the place of work for at least 10 years, not the nationality of the candidate. Each of the five Laureates will receive an Award of €100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must:

  • Be recognized for her scientific excellence by the international scientific community,
  • Be actively involved in scientific research, – Work in any field of the Life and Environmental Sciences mentioned in appendix 1

Selection Criteria The selection criteria of the candidates are the following:

  • The candidate’s outstanding contribution to the general advancement of science,
  • The impact of the candidate’s research on the current state of the relevant scientific field (number, quality and impact of publications, conference presentations, patents), – The recognition of the candidate by peers within her discipline through publications,
  • The recognition of the candidate’s commitments to education, teaching activities, mentoring and/or to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals more broadly.

Qualified nominators may be:

  • Heads of University or Scientific Institutions,
  • Members of Academies of Science,
  • Holders of Research Chairs,
  • Full professors
  • Past For Women in Science Award Laureates,
  • or at a minimum holders of a PhD in Science.


  • Nominations opening date: April 28th 2023
  • Nominations closing date: June 28th 2023
  • Pre-selection by peer review: early September to early October 2023
  • Examination by the Jury: mid-October to mid-November 2023
  • Jury deliberation meeting: end November 2023 For Women in Science week: June 2024 (to be determined)
  • For Women in Science Awards Ceremony: June 2024 (to be determined)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2024 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards


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