Call for Candidates

5 September 2006

UNESCO has launched a joint programme with LORÉAL to promote the contribution of young women in the field of life sciences. It is designed to identify and reward fifteen deserving, committed and talented young women scientists from all over the world.

With a view to ensuring a balanced geographical representation, a maximum of three young women from each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world will be awarded fellowships worth $40,000. Candidates must already be pursuing research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in fields of life sciences such as: biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, and physiology. Projects involving animal models will be rejected and preference will be given given to non-cosmetic researches.

Special attention will be given to candidatures from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

Deadline for submission of nomination forms: 15 September 2006.

All candidates must have their application endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO in their home country (See instructions below).

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