In Italy, the "L'Oréal Italia Per le Donne e la Scienza" programme is now in its 20th year. Each year it awards 6 scholarships worth 20,000 euros. So far 100 scholarships have been awarded to women scientists.
In October 2002, L'Oréal Italia - in collaboration with the Italian National Commission for UNESCO - established the "L'Oréal Italia Per le Donne e la Scienza" (L'Oréal Italia for Women and Science) prize to encourage the further training of young female researchers in Italy. The "L'Oréal Italia Per le Donne e la Scienza" prize will award six scholarships of 20,000 euros each to female researchers under 35 years of age, that have completed at least the penultimate year of a doctorate, in Italy or abroad, in the following scientific-disciplinary areas: Life Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Mathematics; Computer and Information Science; Physics; Chemistry; Engineering and Technologies. The Jury, chaired also in this edition by Lucia Votano (Director of Research Emeritus National Institute of Nuclear Physics), will select the six winners among the applications received. The Jury is composed of Enrico Alleva (Reference Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health SCIC, Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Corresponding Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei); Mauro Anselmino (Former Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Turin, and National Member of the Academy of Sciences of Turin); Maria Benedetta Donati (Head of the Neuromed Biobanking Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS NEUROMED of Pozzilli-IS); Salvatore Magazù (Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (MIFT), University of Messina); Maria Rescigno (Full Professor of General Pathology and Deputy Pro-Rector with delegation to research at Humanitas University. Group Leader of the Unit of Mucosal Immunology and Microbiota - Humanitas Research Hospital); Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Former Professor of Artificial Intelligence, La Sapienza University of Rome); Luisa Mannina (Full Professor of Food Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome); Andrea Biondi (Director, Pediatric Clinic of the Milano-Bicocca University, Monza); Anna Loy (Full Professor of Zoology at the Department of Biosciences and Territory of the University of Molise); Giulia Casorati (Head of Experimental Immunology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan).