L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) International Awards Open for Nomination

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) International Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the advancement of science by female scientists. The awards alternate each year between life sciences and physical/computer/engineering sciences. For the 2021 International Awards edition, nominees are sought from the fields of physical sciences, mathematics and computer sciences.

There are five awards of €100,000; one award is presented per geographical region: Africa/Arab States; Asia (including Oceania and Pacific); Europe; Latin America; and North America (including Canada and USA).

To be eligible for nomination, the candidate must be:

Recognised for her personal scientific excellence by the international scientific community within the specified field(s).

Actively involved in scientific research.

Nominations are invited from eminent scientists located anywhere in the world, including Heads of University or Scientific Institutions, Members of Academies of Science, Research Chairs, Full professors, Past For Women in Science Award Laureates and holders of a PhD in science. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Nominations will be assessed according to the candidate’s outstanding contribution to the general advancement of science, the impact of the candidate’s research, recognition of the candidate by peers in the same discipline, and recognition of the candidate’s commitments to education, teaching activities, mentoring and/or to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals more broadly.

Nominations must be submitted via the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (FWIS) International Awards website by the closing date of 31 May 2020.

Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Paris in March 2021.

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