16.04.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

Call for applications: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowships

Deadline: 30 April 2018

These regional fellowships aim to support young women scientists in Sub-Saharan countries.

Fellowships of 5,000USD each will be granted to 12 African PhD students enrolled in a Sub-Saharan university, and fellowships of 10,000USD each will be granted to two African post-doctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the region’s countries.

The requirements are:

  • Having obtained Ph.D. degree in Life or Physical Sciences or pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree
  • Having the nationality of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Working in a Research Laboratory or Institution in one of the region’s countries or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a University in Sub-Saharan Africa

Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for PhD and not more than 45 years for Post-doctoral.

Top 3 selection criteria:

  • The candidate’s outstanding academic records (including number, quality and impact of the publications (impact factors to be submitted), conference presentations, patents…)
  • The scientific quality of the research project
  • The innovative nature and productivity of the research and its potential application in science

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