Slovakia - 2021 Call for application

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Slovakia - 2021 Call for application

Find out more about the current edition of the Slovak national programme.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program has been launched in Slovakia in 2016. The program is run in cooperation with the Slovak Commission of UNESCO, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Slovak Organization for Research and Development activities (SOVVA). L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, Slovakia – talent program, each year, in accordance with the Slovak Academy of Sciences, they declare the criteria for the given year and publish the current application at .

Women's scholars who meet the criteria will register their scientific papers, from which the expert jury - composed of members of the Slovak Academy of Sciences - will then select the twelve promisings, who will proceed to oral presentations. These personal presentations are already attended not only by a jury composed of the Academy of Sciences but also by representatives of L'Oréal Slovakia and the Slovak Commission for UNESCO and will jointly select female scientists to share the amount of money allocated for that year.

In 2021 the award will be 10,000 EUR and split among 2 scientists. The amount can be used by scientists freely, whether for direct or indirect career development. On top of the financial support, the winners have access to media coverage that will help them to build their network but also will inspire young girls to choose a scientific career.

The President of the Jury will select from the laureates one scientist who will be nominated to the international program L'Oréal - UNESCO International Rising Talents. This selected researcher has the opportunity to apply for the International Rising Talent, and if selected among the 15 International Rising Talents, will receive an additional grant (in 2021 the amount of the IRT grant was 15 000 EUR / researcher), and greater visibility among the international scientific community.


What are the key dates?

  • April 1, 2021 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • June 19, 2021 Beginning of evaluation of applications
  • October 31, 2021 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

  • Slovak Adacemy of Science
  • Slovak commission of UNESCO
Award(s) of the Prize
  • 2 annual endowments
Amount per endowment
  • €5000
Main eligibility criteria
  • Potential usage
  • Impact of the project
  • Candidate's personality and appeal on the jury
  • Scientific background
Selection criteria
  • Postdoctoral level
  • Life & Physical Sciences Fields
  • PhD in one of the stated scientific fields according to the FWIS rules,
    scientist up to 45 years old (including),
    a scientific project run in Slovakia
  • Slovak nationality or foreign nationality*more info in the rules and regulations
Initial launch date
Total number of endowments awarded since launch

Information document(s)

Rules and Regulations: Rules and Regulations Slovakia 2021

Laureates of L´Oréal UNESCO For Women In Science, Slovakia - talent program

Winners of the previous years

L'Oréal Slovakia launches 5th edition of L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science, Slovakia - talent program

Women scientists meeting the criteria can apply with their projects from 1st of April to 31st of May 2021.

Jury members - Slovakia

Discover the jury members of the program