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

L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program


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LOreal Paris
Array ( [0] => Puerto Rico (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/17/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
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, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. The award is intended to support the applicant’s research project and provide career advancement. Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution.

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 K-12 students with a local outreach organization).

Specific eligible areas of study include:

  • Anthropology
  • Ecology/Environmental Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Astronomy & Planetary Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Nursing Science
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Oceanography/Marine Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Biology (Cell, Molecular, Developmental)
  • Materials Research
  • Physics
  • Biology (Not Cell, Molecular, Developmental)
  • Mathematics
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology/Immunology/Virology
  • Plant Biology/Physiology
  • Computer Sciences
  • Nanoscience


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
L'Oreal is seeking exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral research position by the application deadline.

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.

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution. International travel for research collection purposes is acceptable, but the research must be primarily conducted or analyzed within the U.S. or a U.S. territory.

Psychology, science education and social science are not eligible for this Fellowship.

Applicants who hold faculty positions are not eligible. Only candidates in full-time postdoctoral positions are eligible to apply.

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

Pre-Application Information
Applications due by 5:00pm ET on Friday, February 17, 2023. (Deadline Extended)

Award will be announced November 2023.

Please note that candidates must be available during the week of November 13, 2023 for the For Women in Science Awards Week if chosen as a winning Fellow.

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science grant will be paid in two installments. The first grant distribution, typically half of the total value of the Fellowship, will be paid at the Fellowship award ceremony. The remaining balance will be mailed following submission and review of the required interim status report which is due six months after the initial grant distribution. Alternative schedules for fund distributions must be requested and explained in writing and must be approved by L’Oréal USA and AAAS. Fellowship funds will be available for use beginning on the day of the Awards Ceremony the week of November 13, 2023.

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The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship award is effective for one year. Any extensions must be requested in writing and must be approved by L’Oréal USA and AAAS.

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