Slovakia - 2024 Call for application

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Slovakia - 2024 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, declare the criteria for the given year and publish the current application at

Women scholars who meet the criteria will register on the platform and upload the required documents. The winners will then be selected either in the online evaluation only or at the jury meeting, where 12 selected finalists will present the projects orally (TBC) by the jurors, composed of scientific experts and led by prof. RNDr. Ľubica Lacinová, DrSc. Three female scientists will be chosen from them as winners.
The three selected female scientists will share the amount of money allocated for that year.

In 2024 the award will be 21,000 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.


What are the key dates?

  • November 13, 2023 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • March 15, 2024 Closing of the call for application/nomination
  • May 4, 2024 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

  • Slovak Academy of Science
  • Slovak Commission for UNESCO
  • Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities (SOVVA)
  • Žijem vedu
Award(s) of the Prize
  • 3 annual endowments
Amount per endowment
  • €7000
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)
  • Female scientists ≤ 40 years old
  • A scientific project running in Slovakia
  • Slovak nationality or foreign nationality*more information in the rules and regulations 2024
Initial launch date
Total number of endowments awarded since launch

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

Winners of the previous years