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L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must be put towards their postdoctoral research.

Launched in 2003 as the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Fellowship program, the U.S. Fellowships aim to:

•Raise awareness of the contribution of women to the sciences

•Identify exceptional female researchers in the U.S. to serve as role models for younger generations

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

•Must have a conferred Ph.D. and have started in their postdoctoral position by February.

•Must also maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year

•Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident

•Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution

•Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research primarily in the U.S.

•Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics

•Cannot be in a faculty position

•Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events)

•Must be available the week in October for the For Women in Science Awards Week.
portable funding

Participating Institution(s):
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Lead)
L’Oréal USA (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

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