The "L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science" programme has been working in Spain for more than 20 years to recognise and promote the work of women scientists in Spain and to encourage vocations among young women. And it has done so through various initiatives to make Spanish women researchers and their work more visible and to demand full equality in science through the L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.
These include the "L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science" Research Awards to support the research of young Spanish women scientists. Each year, the programme awards five prizes of fifteen thousand euros gross (15,000 euros) each to the projects of Spanish post-doctoral women researchers, presented by their centres or institutions. The requirements for the award include the scientific quality of the research project and its contribution to science and society, as well as the trajectory and merits of the researcher who develops it.
The projects are analyzed by a technical evaluation committee and then by a prestigious jury that will determine the five winners.