2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO Pan Arab Regional Fellowships Call for Applications – deadline has been extended to 12 March
The Call for Applications for the 2011 Pan-Arab For Women in Science Fellowships has been extended to 12 March 2011. Ten fellowships will be granted to exceptional Arab women scientists, each of whom will receive US$20,000 as encouragement to pursue he scientific vocation.
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Regional Fellowships: Extending the reach of For Women in Science to support the future of science throughout the world
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership, one of whose goals is to promote and support scientific vocations among young women, continues to expand its activities. A new phase opened in 2010 when the L’Oréal Foundation launched For Women in Science Regional Fellowships.
This new action is an extension of the National Fellowship programs, which now exist in 47 countries where the presence of a L’Oréal subsidiary assures the management and promotion of the program. The objective of the new Regional Fellowships is to bring our support to young women pursuing scientific careers in dozens of other countries throughout the world.
Two regional programs were launched in 2010, awarding a total of 10 fellowships:
Pan-Arab Regional Fellowships: in a ceremony in Dubai in September, five women from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates were each awarded a $20,000 fellowship in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of science and in support of their continuing education in science.
The program, whose aim is to empower Arab women scientists, celebrate their scientific contributions, and acknowledge the key role they can play in regional development, is organized with the UNESCO Regional Bureau, the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTI), and L’Oréal Middle East.
Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships: a jury of six distinguished scientists from the region, four of whom are Laureates of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award, selected the five fellowship winners from Cameroon, Nigeria, Swaziland and South Africa. In a ceremony in March in Johannesburg, each fellow received US$20,000 in support of her PhD research in life sciences. The program is organized with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Africa, the African Network of Scientific Institutions (ANSTI), and L’Oréal Sub-Saharan Africa.
Third Regional Fellowship program for Central America has been announced for 2011.