L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme 2020 for African Women in Science

Application Deadline: 30th March 2020

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional program aims to promote and encourage the participation of young African women in science. This programidentifies and rewards young talented researchers in the formal sciences, life and environmental sciences, material sciences, engineering sciences and technological sciences.

So far, the majority of applications received for the sub-Saharan Africa regional program have come mainly from South Africa. Given the importance of the challenges of African scientific research and our commitment to encourage more women scientists across sub-Saharan Africa, we decided to separate the initial regional program into two separate programs:

 A new programme dedicated to South Africa
 The regional program of sub-Saharan Africa, with the 48 other countries of the region (see the list of countries in Appendice 1)

For this 11th edition, 20 endowments will be given to encourage young researchers currently in doctoral or post-doctoral studies to pursue a brilliant scientific career.

15 endowments of 10,000 € each, will be allocated to 15 doctoral students enrolled in a doctoral school and in a research laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa (see section 2.

Eligibility

  • Pursuing studies leading to a PhD degree or having obtained a PhD degree in the following scientific fields: Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and technological sciences, Mathematics and Computer science
  • Being from one of the 48 countries of the Sub-Saharan region
  • Enrolled in a doctoral Institution and/or working in a research Laboratory/University or Institution of the 49 countries of the Sub-saharan region (including South Africa)
    OR
  • Being from one of the 49 countries of the Sub-Saharan region
  • Enrolled in a doctoral Institution and/or working in a research Laboratory/University or Institution of the 48 countries of the Sub-Saharan region

Application Process:

Applications are made by the candidates themselves only through the online platform: www.forwomeninscience.com. An application is only considered complete when it includes all of the following documents:
_ A detailed CV of 1 to 2 pages maximum including training, dissemination actions, commitments of the candidate, etc.
 Copies of diplomas or certificates obtained from the license in their original language,
 A summary of research work in 200 words maximum (intended for a panel of scientific experts),
 A detailed description of the research work of 2 pages maximum, including the references (Text justified, Times New Roman font, size 12 with single spacing
 An estimated budget detailing the expenditure envisaged to support the coherence and realism of the research work. This budget must not exceed € 10,000 for doctoral students and € 15,000 for post-doctoral researchers (in the form of a table with projected expenses). If the estimated budget is less than the amount allocated, the excess may be spent after the year following the Prize (there is no limited time for its use).
 At least two letters of recommendation, each assessing the quality of the CV, the originality of the project and mentioning the relationship and human dimensions of the candidate.
 A list of the candidate’s publications (from the most recent to the oldest),
 for doctoral students: the 2 publications (article, patents, oral communications, posters, etc.) published or in the process of being published.
 for post-doctoral students: the 2 most important publications (scientific publications, patents, etc.).
To note :

  • Incomplete files or files received after the deadline, as well as applications which do not meet the conditions set out above, will not be taken into consideration.

Estimated timetable

  • Opening of the call for application : February 3, 2020
  • Closing of the call for application : March 30, 2020
  • First review of applications by experts: April 2020
  • Final selection by the jury: July 2020
  • Awards ceremony: December 2020


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowships 2020

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