2016 L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program Applications

Just got this and thought it would be of interest

Dear Colleague:

Applications for the 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post‐doctoral researchers who are also committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

I have attached materials to help you share information about this prestigious fellowship program, and I hope that with your help we can encourage some of your institution’s outstanding women post‐docs to apply.

Attached, please find:

· Application Flyer (optimized for email forwarding or printing as an 8.5” x 11” poster)

· Social Media Graphics (for a Facebook or Twitter post)

· Application FAQ

· FWIS Program Fact Sheet

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications are due on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please e‐mail me at rpacifico.

Thank you for considering this fellowship opportunity and for your help in advancing the role of women in science.


Rachel Pacifico

2016 FAQ.pdf

FWIS 2016 Application Flyer.pdf

FWIS Fact Sheet.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

One thought on “2016 L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program Applications”

  1. I think it’s great that L’Oreal does this, but I have been very disappointed in the past to see that some of the winners had close personal or professional connections to the panel that chose them. So it seemed a bit fixed.


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