L'Oréal opens 2016 For Women in Science applications


The 2016 programme will award five women with grants of $60,000 each for research

L’Oréal USA has started taking applications for its 2016 For Women in Science fellowship programme.

The programme aims to honour and reward women that contribute to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). For 2016, five women will receive a fellowship grant of $60,000 each for postdoctoral research.

Lauren Paige, Vice President Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at L'Oréal USA, said: "Women across the country are making scientific breakthroughs every day that are critical to the future of STEM. The For Women in Science program brings these contributions to light with the underlying belief that the world needs science and science needs women. As a company that depends on the contributions women make in STEM, L'Oreal is honored to support the next generation of women scientists at a critical stage of their career."

"The L'Oreal For Women in Science fellowship supports female scientists as they reach a crucial moment in their career, when they are especially likely to leak from the scientific pipeline," added Ming Yi, a 2015 For Women in Science fellow. "The fellowship is a meaningful initiative to both support women in science and push for gender equality in STEM, and I am grateful for L'Oréal's support as I advance my research."

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Applications can be submitted until 5 February. Winners will be announced in September and a ceremony held in October. To apply, click here.