L’Oréal – UNESCO For Women in Science Program, Sub-Saharan Africa 2022: call for applications

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The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO are launching the 13th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents – Sub-Saharan Africa program to support young women scientists. 20 grants will be awarded in 2022 for the sub-Saharan Africa region. The call is open until March 25, 2022.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science regional Young Talents Sub-Saharan Africa program aims to promote and encourage the participation of young African women in science.

This program identifies and rewards talented young female researchers in the life and environmental sciences, material sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, engineering and technological sciences.

Since the creation of the sub-Saharan Africa regional programme, the majority of applications received have mainly come from South Africa. In view of the importance of the stakes of African scientific research and our commitment to encourage more women scientists throughout sub-Saharan Africa, it was decided in 2019 to separate the initial regional program into two distinct programs:

  • A national program for South Africa,
  • The sub-Saharan Africa regional program, with the other 48 countries in the region

For this 13th edition, 20 endowments will be awarded to encourage young researchers currently in doctorate or post-doctorate to pursue a brilliant scientific career:

  • 15 endowments of €10,000 each will be awarded to 15 doctoral students enrolled in a doctoral school and in a research laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5 grants of €15,000 each will be awarded to 5 post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute in sub-Saharan Africa

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2022.

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