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Welcome to the
For Women in Science
UK & Ireland Fellowships



The UK & Ireland Fellowships are open from February 2015.

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Awards film

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

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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

'L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science' article in 'International Innovation'

10 February 2015

In a special edition of ‘International Innovation’ focussing on ‘A Passion for Progress’ our four 2014 fellows showcase their pioneering research of as an example of what women scientists around the globe are working on.

When it comes to forging a successful scientific career, women in the 21st Century have much better prospects than their female counterparts from previous generations. Yet in spite of significant gender equality advances – set in motion during the 1960s and 1970s – women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of R&D in every region of the world.

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