Slovakia - 2023 Call for application

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Slovakia - 2023 Call for application

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

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program was launched in Slovakia in 2016. The program cooperates 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 2023 the award will be 15,000 EUR and split among three women scientists. Scientists can use the amount freely 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.

Calendar

What are the key dates?

  • September 30, 2022 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • November 30, 2022 Closing of the call for application/nomination
  • June 30, 2023 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners
  • Slovak Academy of Science
  • Slovak Commission of UNESCO
  • Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities (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, Engineering Sciences and Technology 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 information in the rules and regulations 2023
Initial launch date
2016
Total number of endowments awarded since launch
13