Slovakia - 2022 Call for application

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Slovakia - 2022 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 www.forwomeninscience.com .

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 2022 the award will be 15,000 EUR and split among 3 women scientists. Scientists can use the amount 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 build their network and 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.

Calendar

What are the key dates?

  • March 8, 2022 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • May 30, 2022 Closing of the call for application/nomination
  • October 1, 2022 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners
  • Slovak Academy of Science
  • Slovak commission of UNESCO
  • SOVVA
Award(s) of the Prize
  • 3 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
  • PhD degree
  • Program open to women scientists from these scientific fields: Physical sciences, Formal sciences and Life and Environmental sciences (please, read the Rules and regulations)
  • Scientists up to 40 years old (including)
  • A scientific project running in Slovakia
  • Slovak nationality or foreign nationality*more info in the rules and regulations
Initial launch date
2016
Total number of endowments awarded since launch
10

Information document(s)

L'Oréal launches 6th edition of talent program L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science in Slovakia

Women scientists meeting the criteria can apply with their projects from the 8th of March to the 15th of May 2022.