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Each year For Women in Science programme offers several prizes and scholarships

20.02.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

Since 1998 the partnership For Women in Science between the French company L’Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) highlights excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through undertaking initiatives to encourage women’s researchers talent.

According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics, nowadays less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. With the aim of empowering girls and women to explore scientific paths and to break down the barriers that prevent them from further developing research careers, UNESCO and L’Oréal have committed to ensure gender equality in science, prioritise women’s access to senior and leadership positions, disseminate women’s contributions to science, facilitate networking and promote mentoring for young scientists.

The “For Women in Science Program” highlights scientific excellence and encourages talent through:

  • Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards rewards women researchers who contribute with their brilliant work to scientific progress. In order to ensure a geographical representation of the beneficiaries, the prize supports women from Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America regions.


  • Every year the L’Oréal “National and Regional Fellowships programme” grants 275 talented young women scientists Fellowships so they can pursue promising research projects. These fellowships are divided into 53 national and regional scholarship programs in 117 countries
  • The UNESCO-L’Oréal International Rising Talents rewards annually the future of science by supporting and encouraging 15 young women scientists at doctoral or post-doctoral level from each world region to continue their research careers. These young women work in a variety of disciplines such as ecology and sustainable development, physics, pharmacology, epidemiology, medical research, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.

In the online platform of the For Women in Science program you can find out more about their work and submit your applications. 

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Mor Masa Ritüeli
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development
YEFL Young Egyptian Feminists League
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Abou Fadhl Mohamad Bahlouli
Radio Souriat
Carmen Garraton
Disi Women's Cooperative
Yala Academy
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Association for Women's Total Advancement & Development (AWTAD)
Arij Khamis Al Zawi
Amal Association for Women and Development
Amal Association for the family and the child
Association El Ghaith
Socio-cultural centre for women in action
Mixité et Gouvernance en Méditerranée
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Donia for Sutsainable Development
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Palestinian Businesswomen's Association ASALA
International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Forum for Professionals fighting against Family Honor Crimes in the Palestinian society in Israel
Aman Society Centre for counseling, development and community health
Bint Bladi Association
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE)
Association Voix d'Ève (AVE)
Center of Women'  s Studies and Policies (CWSP)
Social Association for Media Profession
Association Voix de Femmes Marocaines
Amel Association International
Forum on Festivals in the Arab Countries
Al-Bait Assamed Association Society
Service for Women's Rights and Gender Equality (SDFE)
Association club de le jeune fille pour la formation à l'action de développement

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