Each year, L'Orėal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to identify five exceptional female researchers who are granted $60,000 each to advance their postdoctoral work. Winners are chosen for their scientific excellence, research potential and commitment to supporting women and girls in science.
Over the last 13 years, L'Oréal USA's For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 65 postdoctoral women scientists more than $3 million in grants to support them during critical stages of their careers.
"The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program honors extraordinary women who represent the next generation of innovators and scientific leaders," said Lauren Paige, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives at L'Orėal USA. "L'Oréal is proud to recognize the great potential of female scientists and support their ongoing research and continued path toward discovery."
The application period runs until February 3, 2017. Applicants should have exceptional academic records, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific advancement and outstanding letters of recommendation from advisors. Applicants are also evaluated on their commitment to supporting women and girls in STEM.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partners with L'Orėal USA to manage the program's two-round application and peer-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. Each year, the program attracts incredibly talented applicants from a variety of scientific fields, representing some of the nation's leading academic institutions and laboratories. Winners will be announced in October and the awards ceremony will take place in November in Washington, D.C.
Applications and additional information are available at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.