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Welcome to the
For Women in Science
UK & Ireland Fellowships



Applications are now closed.

Watch the 2014
Awards film

The fellowship is now in its 8th year of running. Take a look at the 2014 Award Ceremony by clicking the video.

FWIS fellows video

Welcome to the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.

The 2015 UK&I Fellowships will open on 2nd February 2015

“We are very proud to have changed the face of science by supporting women in science” said Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L'Oréal and Chairman of L'Oréal Foundation. “We are convinced that science and women bring hope and foster discovery, innovation and excellence. All the best talents must be called upon to accomplish this mission. L'Oréal believes in women, L'Oréal believes in science.”

Established in 1998, the L'Oréal-UNESCO partnership is a long-term commitment to recognizing women in science and supporting scientific vocations. For Women in Science has grown into a global programme that includes International, Regional and National Fellowships and an international network of over 2,000 women in over 100 countries.

Professor Pratibha Gai

Professor Pratibha Gai, University of York and 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science European Laureate.

Latest News


05 March 2015

Paris, March 3rd, 2015. As the International Year of Light celebrates science and knowledge all over the world, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO will present, on March 18th, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards to five outstanding women scientists and 15 grants to promising young researchers. Each of these women is a brilliant example of scientific excellence. They prove everyday that women can greatly contribute to scientific progress in a field still largely dominated by men.

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UK scientist receives global award at the 17th Annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

02 March 2015

UK Scientist Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been named the 2015 European Laureate in 17th annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

Professor of Chemistry at University of Oxford, Robinson joins five exceptional women scientists from around the world, one from each continent, who will be recognised for their contribution to science at an awards ceremony, held at The Sorbonne in Paris on 18th March 2015

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