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L'Oréal and UNESCO’s For Women in Science programme

Summary

Within the framework of the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme has been launched with L’ORÉAL with a view to promoting the contribution of young women – from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences. L’ORÉAL has renewed its generous offer of 15 fellowships for deserving young women originating from UNESCO’s Member States, who, through their enthusiasm and innovative research are making valuable contributions to further the development of life sciences.

L’ORÉAL has agreed to finance fifteen fellowships for the promotion of young women who are carrying out research in the life sciences all over the world. It is hoped that in this manner impetus can be given to research in life sciences and to enhancing the involvement of deserving young women scientists in research that can contribute actively to the solution of challenging problems. Indeed, L’OREAL has allocated the sum of US$600,000 divided into fifteen fellowships of US$40,000 each over a period of two years for fellows fulfilling the requirements.

The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.