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L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme: Empowering African Women in Science

In its ongoing commitment to fostering scientific excellence among African women, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme announces its call for applications for the year 2024. This initiative seeks to recognize and support talented young female scientists across Sub-Saharan Africa who are making significant contributions to their respective fields.

About the Programme

Established in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowships aim to promote and encourage the participation of African women in science. By offering fellowship grants, the program supports both established women scientists and promising young researchers, thereby advancing scientific knowledge and its societal benefits.

Eligible Fields of Study

The programme focuses on two main areas: Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Within these broad categories, eligible fields include biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and engineering, among others.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme, applicants must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. degree or be pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. in Life or Physical Sciences.
  • Be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Be affiliated with a research laboratory or institution in one of the region’s countries, or enrolled in a doctoral programme at a university in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Be no more than 40 years old at the end of the application period for Ph.D. candidates and not more than 45 years old for Post-doctoral candidates.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic records, including publications, conference presentations, and patents.
  • Scientific quality and innovation of the research project.
  • Potential application of the research in advancing scientific knowledge.

Number and Value of Awards

The programme will award 15 fellowships to doctoral students and 5 fellowships to postdoctoral researchers annually. Each Ph.D. student will receive €10,000, while each postdoctoral researcher will receive €15,000.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online through the provided platform. Required documents include a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of degrees or diplomas, a research project description, letters of recommendation, and a list of publications and patents.

Important Dates

The call for applications opens on February 1st and closes on March 29th, 2024. The final selection of candidates will be announced on July 5th, 2024.

Program Overview

  • The programme is conducted in partnership with UNESCO.
  • It offers 25 fellowships for doctoral students and 5 fellowships for post-doctoral students.
  • Since its launch in 2010, the programme has awarded a total of 211 fellowships.

In summary, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme serves as a vital platform for empowering African women in science, facilitating their contributions to scientific research and innovation across the continent.

For more details and information document visit the official website Sub-Saharan Africa – Call for Application 2024. | For Women in Science

Cite this article as (APA format):

AR Managing Editor (2024). L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme: Empowering African Women in Science. Retrieved from https://www.africanresearchers.org/loreal-unesco-sub-saharan-africa-young-talents-programme-empowering-african-women-in-science/

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