L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships For Women in Science UK & Ireland programme open
23 February 2016
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships programme for 2016 is now open for applications. Five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists will receive a fellowship worth £15,000.
Last year, Dr Triona Ni Chonghaile, representing UCD, carried out research on ‘the development of a novel HDAC6 inhibitor that can kill chemo-resistant breast cancers’.
The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the fields of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. Candidates can apply online at www.womeninscience.co.uk by the deadline of March 11, 2016.
This unique award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral in continuing their cutting-edge research. The fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.
More than 17 years ago, L’Oréal and UNESCO founded the For Women in Science programme to promote and highlight the importance of ensuring greater participation of women in science.
Each year, the international programme recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists and awards them with fellowships to help further their research.
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