Egypt -National program

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Egypt -National program

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Egypt Young talents program fellowships aims to promote the participation of young women in science coming from Egypt. This program identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Life Sciences (such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, physiology, neurosciences, biotechnologies, ecology and ethology) as well as Physical Sciences (such as physics, chemistry, petroleum engineering, mathematics, engineering sciences, information sciences, Earth and Universe sciences).

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Egypt Young talents program

Calendar

- Application opening date: 1st of March 2021
- Application closing date: 30th of June 2021
- Attribution of applications and first review by the jury members: from the 4th of July to 15th of July 2021
- Second review of applications by the jury for semi-finalists: from the 18th of July to 30th of July 2021
- Announcement of the winners: Mid. of August 2021
- Fellowship Awards Ceremony: between October and last week of November 2021. The exact date will be announced later on.

  • March 1, 2021 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • June 30, 2021 Beginning of evaluation of applications
  • August 20, 2021 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners
  • UNESCO
  • The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology
Award(s) of the Prize

The Program honors three talented young Egyptian women researchers for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science.


➢ Two fellowships each will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing Post-doctoral researchers working in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt


➢ One fellowship will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.

The total amount will be used to cover the research expenses &/or travel and accommodation costs related to scientific visits, trainings, specialized courses etc. of minimum two months abroad. This one should occur within maximum one year from the ceremony day.

Amount per endowment

➢ Two fellowships amounting to Ten thousand Euros (€ 10,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing Post-doctoral researchers working in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.


➢ One fellowship amounting to Six thousand Euros (€ 6,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt. The total amount will be used to cover the research expenses &/or travel and accommodation costs related to scientific visits, trainings, specialized courses etc. of minimum two months abroad.

This one should occur within maximum one year from the ceremony day.

Main eligibility criteria

A- Postdoctoral Researchers:
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

- Having obtained a PhD in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1. Only applicants having obtained their PhD during 2015-2020 are eligible.
- Being of Egyptian nationality.
- Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.
- Candidates must be no more than 45 years old by the end of the application period.

B- PhD Students:
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:


- Having obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a Master (M.Sc.) degrees, or equivalent, in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph
- Should be full time student in PhD and having registered in the 2nd year of the PhD program, or one year before the thesis defense.
- Being of Egyptian nationality.
- Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.
- Candidates must be no more than 45 years old by the end of the application period.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria of the candidate by the jury are the following:


- Candidates must have a researcher position in one of Universities or Research Institutes in Egypt.
- The candidate's outstanding academic record (including number, quality and impact of the scientific publications, conference presentations, patents...).
- The scientific quality and usefulness of the research project.
- The innovative approach (rationale, relevance, originality, outputs, applications, etc.) and the expected outcomes of the research.
- The ability of the candidate to communicate and promote sciences to a younger audience and to encourage young Egyptian & Arab female scientists.
- The candidate's career-path.

Fellowships are exclusively dedicated to the development of scientific research and can under no circumstance be a substitute to the duties of the laboratory vis-à-vis its researchers.
Fellowships are non-renewable and can be combined with other research grants.

Initial launch date
February 1, 2018
Total number of endowments awarded since launch
6