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L'Oréal Foundation - 2020 Call for Applications for Sub-Saharan Africa

The L'Oréal Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO, is calling for applications for its programme that supports young women scientists in sub-Saharan Africa.

15 PhD candidates and 5 post-doctoral scientists will receive €10,000 and €15,000 each respectively after the selection process. They will also be invited, in December 2020, to the award ceremony which will be accompanied by training in leadership, communication and negotiation.

Requirements:

  • 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;
    AND
  • 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.

Main eligibility criteria:

  • Excellence of the academic records: including number, quality and impact of the publications, conference presentations, patents…
  • Scientific quality, innovative nature of the research project and its potential application.

Apply online before 30 March 2020.

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