United Kingdom and Ireland - National programmes

United Kingdom and Ireland - 2021 Call for application

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme offers awards from a partnership between L'Oréal 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.
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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. 2021 applications will open on 29th March 2021.

L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science 2021 Rising Talent Fellows Announced

Congratulations to the outstanding 2021 Fellows and Highly Commended Candidates

For Women in Science UK and Ireland Rising Talents - 2021 Jury Panel

Meet our 2021 Jury Panel

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Rising Talents 2021 Shortlist

Congratulations to the ten outstanding researchers who have been shortlisted for the 2021 Rising Talents Award

2021 Interview Day and Awards Ceremony

The virtual interview day will take place all day on the 14th September. The awards ceremony will take place from 4-6pm on 15th September

For Women in Science UK and Ireland - 2021 Ambassador Fund Winners

Five women scientists have won £5,000 each to promote science through public engagement to help change the face of STEM.

2021 Application Cycle

Applications for the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Programme have now closed. The winners will be announced on 15th September 2021.