L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program has been launched in the Czech Republic in 2006. The program is run in cooperation with the Czech Commission of UNESCO and with the Czech Academy of Sciences.
L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Czech Republic – talent program, each year, in accordance with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, they declare the criteria for the given year and publish the current application at www.forwomeninscience.com. Women's scholars who meet the criteria will register their scientific papers, from which the expert jury - composed of members of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - will then select the twelve promisings, who will proceed to oral presentations. These personal presentations are already attended not only by a jury composed of the Academy of Sciences but also by representatives of L'Oréal ČR and the Czech Commission for UNESCO and will jointly select female scientists to share the amount of money allocated for that year. In 2021 the award will be 600,000 CZK and split among 3 scientists.
The amount can be used by scientists freely, whether for direct or indirect career development.
On top of the financial support, the winners have access to media training and media coverage that will help them to build their network but also will inspire young girls to choose a scientific career.
The President of the Jury will select from the laureates one scientist who will be nominated to the international program L'Oréal - UNESCO International Rising Talents. This selected researcher has the opportunity to apply for the International Rising Talent, and if selected among the 15 International Rising Talents, will receive an additional grant (in 2020 the amount of the IRT grant was 15 000 EUR / researcher), and greater visibility among the international scientific community.