L’Oreal-UNESCO: Women in Science Rising Talent Programme

2nd December 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am
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Five outstanding early-career women scientists will be awarded a grant of £15,000 to support their research in the fields of STEM and Sustainable Development. Apply by 2 December.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO
The Royal Society

5 endowments

£15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland)


  • Candidates must identify as female postdoctoral level researchers who have already been awarded their research doctorate in the fields of life science, physical sciences, mathematics and computing, engineering or sustainable development.
    Candidates must have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry).
    Candidates must not currently hold a permanent academic post, or have ever held a permanent academic post in the past, or have received, before the start date of the award, the promise of a permanent academic post.
    Candidates must be undertaking research in the fields of life science, physical sciences, mathematics and computing, engineering or sustainable development.
    Psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Award.
    Candidates must be conducting their research at a UK or Irish university or research institute.
    Candidates can be a citizen of any country, but must already have a confirmed position at a university or institute within the UK or Ireland. This contract must cover the 12-month period of the award.
    Candidates must be residing within the UK or Ireland at the time of application. Applications are welcome from candidates who wish to establish/re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research or where the candidate is establishing a research career as a mature entrant or after experience in other fields.


  • Intellectual Metit of Candidate
  • Academic records
  • Ability to interpret and communicate research findings
  • Evidence of originality, initiative and productivity
  • Strong recommendation in a reference letter
  • Clearly articulates research proposal
  • The relevance of the research and its impact
  • The originality of the research proposal
  • The proposal should be presented in a clear and compelling way
  • How the rising talent award will enhance the candidate’s career and/or assist with a successful return to sciencntific research
  • Whether the candidate has made a convincing case for the difference that this award will make to her



2nd December 2022
9:00 am
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