Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program

Fellowships to USA and Puerto Rico Female
Scientists for Research in STEM Fields

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

L’Oreal USA and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 11:59 PM ET


Request a Grant Writer

Fellowships of $60,000 to USA and Puerto Rico female postdoctoral scientists affiliated with qualified institutions for research in the fields of physical or material sciences, life sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, and/or mathematics. Consideration is given to talented applicants from diverse STEM fields who represent leading academic institutions and laboratories. Eligible applicants are female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

The research described in the applicant’s Research Proposal must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, and/or mathematics fields. For specific eligible areas of study, see

The award is intended to support the applicant’s research project and provide career advancement. Fellowship funds can be used for tuition fees, attendance at meetings and conferences, hiring support staff (including undergraduate and graduate students), laboratory supplies, publication costs, computer and technical support, equipment, and instruments. Applicants may allocate up to 10% of their total budget estimate for community service or outreach projects beyond the scope of their proposed research plan (e.g., hosting a science workshop for K12 students with a local outreach organization). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166788

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each.

Term of Contract:

Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony (November 18, 2021) to complete their twenty hours of service. Any extensions must be requested in writing and must be approved by L’Oréal USA and AAAS.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. In order to be eligible for the fellowship, a candidate must have a Ph.D. degree that was conferred on or before January 30, 2021. Applicants must be current postdoctoral associates or begin their postdoctoral position by January 30, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements:
- Candidates holding a Ph.D., D.P.H., or Sc.D. are eligible to apply. Candidates exclusively holding any other degree, including M.D. and D.V.M., are not eligible.
- Candidates from federal agencies or nonprofit organizations may apply as long as the agency or organization is able to accept funding.
- The fellowship is open to post-docs from the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- Applicants must be American citizens (born or naturalized) or permanent residents (green card holders). Unfortunately, visa holders are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution.
- Psychology, science education, and social science are not eligible for this Fellowship.
- Applicants who hold faculty positions are not eligible.

Indirect or fringe costs including health insurance, rent, utilities, university overhead, etc. are not permitted.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission deadline: 11:59:59 p.m. ET January 29, 2021.

A completed application requires three letters of recommendation. The first letter must be from a mentor or former advisor. The second letter must be from your post-doctoral advisor. The third letter may be from someone of your choice.

Please note that candidates must be available during the week of November 15, 2021 for the For Women in Science Awards Week if chosen as a winning Fellow.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

If the recommender encounters an issue uploading the letter, please have them contact Allison Gonzalez (

For questions, contact

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Texas Elementary and Middle Schools in Eligible Districts for Agriculture-Related ...

Deadline 04/29/21

Grants of up to $2,500 per campus and grants of up to $10,000 per school district to Texas public elementary and middle schools and supporting nonprofit organizations in eligible school districts for agriculture-related activities. Funding is intended to improve student

GrantWatch ID#: 124734

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 07/15/21 LOI Date: 05/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Community-Based Social Change Initiatives

Deadline 04/30/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations for community-based social change initiatives in eligible areas. Funding is intended to support organizational operations. Eligible applicants are those serving communitie

GrantWatch ID#: 126411

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are e

GrantWatch ID#: 126506

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Support Mergers or Acquisitions

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support entrance into mergers or acquisitions. Funding is intended to support reorganizations that result in well-maintained or improved services or financial savings. The Foundation encourages transformati

GrantWatch ID#: 126963

Grants to Indiana Organizations and Artists in Eligible Areas for Community Arts Projects

Deadline 04/30/21

Grants of up to $2,000 to Indiana artists and arts organizations in eligible areas for arts programs that benefit the local community. Funding is intended to support projects that encourage public appreciation of art, demonstrate innovation and creativity, and promote d

GrantWatch ID#: 127897