Fellowships for Women in Science in UK & Ireland
Up to five fellowships will be awarded in 2017 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research. The fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of life, physical and computer sciences, engineering and mathematics.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science are awards offered by a partnership between L’Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland in the fields of the life and physical sciences.
- Female early career researchers who have already been awarded their research doctorate in the fields of life, physical and computer sciences, engineering and mathematics;
- Have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry);
- Must not currently hold a permanent academic post, or have ever held a permanent academic post in the past, or have received, before the start date of the award, the promise of a permanent academic post;
- Candidates can be citizens of any country. However, applicants must already have a confirmed contract covering the 12-month period of the Fellowship at a University or Research Institute within the UK or Ireland. Applicants must already be residing within the UK or Ireland at the time of application.
- The Fellowship is intended to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research;
- The award money will be paid in full at the start of the Fellowship, which must be within 6 months of the announcement of the award;
- Recipients are required to submit a final scientific report and a final financial expenditure statement on completion of the Fellowship;
- The fellowship grant can be used to fund conference or collaborator travel, purchase of consumables or equipment, paying for childcare, funding a student/research assistant, publishing costs.
How to apply?
If you are interested in applying you will need to create an account HERE and proceed to the online applications. The required components for complete application packet are as follows:
- Research Plan: The research plan should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding references);
- Candidate Statement: roughly 500 words;
- Letter of acceptance from proposed host institution;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Degree certificates.