20.11.2012 - UNESCO Office in Moscow

10 female scientists were awarded with the national L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowships “For Women in Science”

On November 14, 2012 the L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowships for “Women in Science” awards ceremony was held in Balchug-Kempinsky Hotel. 10 young and talented women in science were awarded with the national fellowships. The partners of the Competition-2012 were L’OREAL Russia, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Moscow Office and Russian Academy of Sciences.

Russian national L’OREAL-UNESCO fellowships “For Women in Science” were awarded for the sixth time. According to the competition rules only women in science (physics, chemistry, biology and medicine science) below 35 years old, holding Ph.D and working in Russian scientific research institutes could apply for the national fellowships.


As in previous years, more than 400 applications from different Russian cities were received in 2012. The Jury, chaired by Prof. Alexei R. Khokhlov, Vice-Rector and Chair of Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Laureate of the Russian National Award, selected 10 research projects basing on scientific merits of the applicant, advantages and feasibility of project implementation and applicant’s intention to continue her research work in Russia. As a result 10 young women in science were awarded with L’OREAL-UNESCO national fellowships of 400,000 Russian Rubles:

1. Babaylova Elena, Novosibirsk Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2. Gryzlova Elena, D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

3. Komarova Tatyana, A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

4. Nelyubina Yulia, A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences.

5. Osminkina Lyubov, Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University” (Physics Department).

6. Rakitina Daria, Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University” (Biology Department).

7. Romanenko Svetlana, Novosibirsk State Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

8. Sokolenko Anna, N.N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Saint Petersburg.

9. Shatilina Janna, Scientific Research Institute of Biology, Irkutsk.

10. Kovalenko (Maynicheva) Catherine, A.V. Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

All in all, 55 young women in science have received the national L’Oreal-UNESCO fellowship during the last six years.

The UNESCO Moscow Office congratulates the fellowship winners and whishes them success in their research work!

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