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Fellowships with an award of $60,000 to USA and Puerto Rico women postdoctoral scientists who have contributed to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and a demonstrated commitment to serving as role models for youth. Consideration is given to talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing leading academic institutions and laboratories.
Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science and/or mathematics fields. Additional eligible areas of study include: immunology, all areas of chemistry, earth science, and medical research. Psychology, science education, and social science are not eligible for this Fellowship.
The award is intended to support the applicant’s research project and provide career advancement. Fellowship funds should be used to support tuition fees, attendance at meetings and conferences, laboratory supplies, publications costs, computer and technical support, equipment and instruments.
Selected winners must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events). Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony to complete their twenty hours of service.
Please note that candidates must be available the week of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week if chosen as a winning Fellow.
Candidates are evaluated for overall excellence with a focus on:
- Intellectual merit, academic records, and accepted requisites for scholarly scientific study
- Scientific excellence and appropriateness of proposed research
- Evidence of originality, initiative and productivity
- Ability to plan and conduct research either as a member of a team or independently
- Potential for career enhancement if awarded the fellowship
- Relevance of budget proposal ($60,000 in L'Oréal USA fellowship funding)
- Choice of host institution and department mentor
- Commitment to supporting women and girls in science.
GrantWatch ID#: 166788
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each.
Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony to complete their twenty hours of service.
The fellowship is open to post-docs from the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
-Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018
- Must 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 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 of October 22, 2018 for the For Women in Science Awards Week
Indirect or fringe costs are not permitted including health insurance, rent, utilities, university overhead, etc.
The 2018 L'Oréal USA for Women in Science application period will open December 4th, 2017 and will close on February 2nd, 2018.
To ensure that the candidates who are selected represent scientific excellence, the program utilizes a two-phased application review process.
In the first round, applications are evaluated by experienced scientists in the candidates' respective fields. In the second round, a distinguished Jury of eminent scientists evaluates the top-ranked candidates and selects the five winners.
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.
Please note that the FAQS document in Supporting Documents below is from 2017 and is for reference only.
How to apply: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm
Letters of recommendation can either be submitted electronically or mailed directly from all references to:
L'Oréal USA For Women In Science
Attn: Janaya Thompson/Education and Human Resources
1200 New York Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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