L’Oréal/UNESCO launch 2023 Call for French Fellowships For Women in Science (FWIS)

The 2023 edition of the French Fellowships For Women in Science has launched, supporting young women undertaking doctoral or postdoctoral research in the physical sciences, computer science, life sciences and other sciences.

The Fondation L’Oréal (L’Oréal Foundation), founded in 2007, is the corporate foundation of the L’Oréal group. Its principal missions are to encourage the involvement of women in science, to promote inclusive beauty and to support gender-inclusive climate solutions.

The France L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships For Women in Science are awarded by the L’Oréal Foundation in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO and the Academy of Sciences. The Fellowships were established to promote the participation of young women in science.

The aim of the programme is to identify and support talented young female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in the physical sciences, life and environmental sciences, computer and information sciences and engineering and technological sciences in France and the French overseas territories.

Eligible candidates are women undertaking doctoral or postdoctoral research in France in any relevant field.

There are 35 scholarships available for the competition. Of these, five are reserved for applicants from the overseas territories (DOM-TOM).

Doctoral students will receive a scholarship of €15,000. Postdoctoral researchers will receive a research grant of €20,000. Funding may be used to cover equipment costs, travel expenses, costs associated with attending conferences (including childcare costs) and the purchase of scientific articles.

Applications to the 2023 call must be submitted by the 27 February 2023 deadline.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)