– Applications are currently ongoing for the L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa.
L’Oréal Corporate Foundation in partnership with UNESCO and the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) announce the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science. Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for this scholarship
The Program aims to honour talented African women for the quality of their research and assist them to pursue a brilliant career in science in any Sub-Saharan African country.
The African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions is a regional non-governmental organization (NGO) established by UNESCO with funding from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Government.
If English is not applicant’s first language then they will need to show that their English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.
Fellowships will be awarded to promote and encourage talented mid-career women scientists to pursue high-level PhD studies or postdoctoral research career. Fellowships are available in the fields of Life Sciences.
List of Subjects: biology, genetics, physiology, neurosciences, biotechnologies, ecology) and Physical Sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering sciences, information sciences, space and earth sciences
12 Fellowships of €5 000 each will be granted to African Ph.D. Students enrolled in an African University and 2 Fellowships of €10 000 each will be granted to African postdoctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institution registered in one of the countries of the region.
-Have obtained a PhD degree in Life or Physical Sciences or pursuing studies leading to a PhD degree
-Have 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
Applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for this scholarship.
List of Countries: South Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Níger, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have obtained a PhD degree in Life or Physical Sciences or pursuing studies leading to a PhD degree
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: If English is not first language then applicant will need to show that their English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in their studies.
An application is considered complete only if it includes all documents below:
-A detailed Curriculum Vitae (including outreach activities among youth, tutoring, etc.)
-Certified copies of the degrees or recent diplomas
-A proof of having obtained a Ph.D. degree for postdoctoral candidates
-A proof of being enrolled in an African University for doctoral candidates
-A detailed project of maximum 2 pages, including:
-The research project description
-The proposed use of the grant motivating the candidature with some budget indications
-Letters of recommendation from the research supervisor and/or the director of the scientific institution where the research project is carried or the Dean of the University under which the candidate is running her research
-The list of publications and patents
How to Apply:
Applications can be only made through the online platform.
The application deadline is 29th of April 2016.