L'Oreal USA Science Fellowship

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Award Type: Competition
Dissertation Funding
Graduate Study
Postdoctoral
Eligibility:For Women, US citizens
Class Eligibility:Graduate Only
Academic Area: Computer Information Systems
Computer Engineering
Biostatistics
Earth Sciences
Physics
Chemistry
Life Sciences
Environmental
Technology
Electrical
Mechanical
Civil Engineering
Mathematical
Materials Science
Science
Computer Science
Information Technology
Natural Science
Engineering
Biological Science
Physical Science
Description:

The L’ORÉAL USA for Women in Science Fellowship programme will award five grants of $20,000 each to third and fourth year graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are pursuing studies and research in the Natural Sciences (biological and physical), Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics. A panel comprised of scientists, mathematicians and engineers, all members of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will review all applications. The top 20 candidates selected by this panel will then be forwarded for final selection to a distinguished jury of former L’ORÉAL-UNESCO for Women in Science North American Laureates (women in the life and material sciences), who will review and select five fellowship award recipients based on:

Intellectual merit/Academic records/accepted requisites for scholarly scientific study:

Ability to plan and conduct research

Ability to work as a team member or independently

Ability to interpret and communicate research findings

Scientific excellence and appropriateness of proposed research or a clearly articulated plan of study

Letters of competence are required from the advisers for postdoctoral researchers

Graduate students will require a letter of endorsement/support from their current adviser.

The choice of host institution (postdoctoral students)

The potential for career enhancement

Deadline:November 1
Award:Five grants/stipends of $20,000 will be offered for one-year terms only. Candidates will be permitted to attain matching grants or supplemental fellowship grants. The U.S. Fellowships may not be deferred nor renewed.
Nomination Required:No
Contact:L'ORÉAL USA for Women in Science Fellowship programme
C/O Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
1200 New York Avenue, N.W. Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005
Website:http://www.lorealusa.com/fwis/fwis_home.aspx
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