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United Kingdom and Ireland - 2022 Call for Application

The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme offers awards to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland.
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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Rising Talents - United Kingdom and Ireland

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme offers awards from a partnership between L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society, to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing their research careers in the UK or Ireland. In 2020, L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland announced the dedication of one of our five awards to outstanding scientific work promoting sustainable development. The aim is to contribute to the strengthening of research and advancing of the achievement of the scientific evidence base within the interdisciplinary Sustainability Science. The new Sustainable Development prize sits alongside four other established awards, dedicated to research in the fields of Physical Science; Engineering; Mathematics & Computing and Life Science. The Rising Talent Awards are offered under the umbrella of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Programme, which has promoted women in scientific research on a global scale since 1998. Five Rising Talent Awards will be granted in 2021 to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research. The Rising Talents are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life science, physical sciences, mathematics and computing, engineering or sustainable development. The value of each rising talent award is £15,000 (equivalent €; for candidates in Ireland). The awards are designed to provide flexible support. The prize money can be spent in innovative ways to enable women scientists to pursue and continue their research careers; such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference.

2022 Rising Talent Shortlist

24th April 2022 - Ten women scientists have been shortlisted for the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Awards

2022 Ambassador Fund Winners

L’Oreal-UNESCO UK & Ireland announce winners of four grants to fund projects which raise the profile of science and help change the face of STEM

2022 Key Dates

Please see the key dates for the 2022 Rising Talents Cycle

Rising Talents Alumnae (2007 - 2021)

Find a list of alumnae of the UK and Ireland Rising Talent Programme since 2007

2022 Call for Applications

4th January 2022 - Deadline for applications extended to 20th January 2022

2021 Rising Talent Fellows

15th September 2021 - Five scientists have been awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Rising Talent Awards

2021 Rising Talent Shortlist

5th August 2021 - Ten women scientists have been shortlisted for the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Awards

2021 Ambassador Fund Winners

17th June 2021 - Five women scientists been awarded grants to promote science through outreach and public engagement activities.