L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science, 2014


L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science, and applications are submitted till 14th March 2014. Applications are invited for L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships available for women scientists in the early stages of their career. The Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences. Four Fellowships will be awarded in 2014. Each fellowship worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland). Application should be submitted till 14th March 2014. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | UK and Ireland

Level: Fellowships ( are available to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research at any UK or Irish university or research institute.)

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in the fields of the life (including medical sciences) and physical sciences.

Deadline:14th March 2014.

Funded By: These fellowships are offered by a partnership between L’Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships are targeted for Candidates who need to be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or a Swiss citizen or have permanent residence status in the UK or Ireland; and must be residing in the UK or Ireland at the time of application.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Four Fellowships will be awarded in 2014.

Scholarship Duration: The Fellowships support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences.

Scholarship covers: Each worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland), the Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university / research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences.


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The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science are awards offered by a partnership between L’Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life and physical sciences.

The National Fellowships are offered under the umbrella of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme, which has promoted women in scientific research on a global scale since 1998.

Four Fellowships will be awarded in 2014 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research.

The Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships?

‣ Candidates must be female postdoctoral level researchers who have already been awarded their research doctorate in the fields of life or physical science.


‣ Candidates must have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry).


‣ Candidates must not currently hold a permanent academic post, or have ever held a permanent academic post in the past, or have received, before the start date of the award, the promise of a permanent academic post.


‣ Candidates must be undertaking research in the life or physical sciences. Computer science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Fellowship.


‣ Candidates must be conducting their research at a UK or Irish university or research institute.

‣ Candidates must be a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), or a Swiss citizen, or have permanent residence status in the UK or Ireland; and must be residing in the UK or Ireland at the time of application.


‣ Applications are welcomed from candidates who wish to establish/re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research or where the candidate is establishing a research career as a mature entrant or after experience in other fields.

Eligiblity Criteria:

‣ A panel of multi-disciplinary scientists will review all applications.

‣ The top 20 applications selected by this panel will be forwarded for final review and selection for interview by the Jury Panel.

‣ Both panels will shortlist candidates for interview based on equal weighting given to:
Intellectual Merit of Candidate: Taking into account academic records, ability to plan and conduct research, ability to interpret and communicate research findings, evidence of originality, initiative and productivity, and strong recommendation in reference letters.


‣ Clearly Articulated Research Proposal: Taking into account the relevance of the research and its impact, the originality of the research proposal and whether it is presented in a clear and compelling way.


‣ How The Fellowship Will Enhance The Candidate’s Career and/or Assist With a Successful Return to Scientific Career: Taking into account whether the candidate has made a convincing case for the difference that this flexible fellowship will make to her.

Notification:

‣ Interviews and the Award Ceremony will be held in London on 19th June 2014.

‣ Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified in the week commencing 2 June 2014.

‣ Successful candidates must take up the Fellowship within 6 months of the announcement of the award.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply online.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: The application deadline is 14th March 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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