Middle East - 2024 Call For Applications

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Middle East - 2024 Call For Applications

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talents Program

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Regional Young Talents program aims to promote the participation of young women in science coming from Yemen and GCC Countries including UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. 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). The Program honors six talented young Arab women researchers for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science in Yemen and GCC countries.

Calendar

Application opening date: 8th of January 2024

Application closing date: 8th of April 2024

Attribution of applications and review by the jury members: 15th of April 2024 until 15th of June 2024

Selection and announcement of winners: July 2024

Awards Ceremony: October 2024 (Exact date to be announced)

  • January 8, 2024 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • April 8, 2024 Closing of the call for application/nomination
  • July 31, 2024 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners

UNESCO

Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research

Award(s) of the Prize

6 Annual Endowments

Amount per endowment

20,000€ for Postdoctoral Researchers

8,000€ for PHD Students

Main eligibility criteria

Postdoctoral Researches:

Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a PhD in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Being an Arab national.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Candidates must be no more than 45 years old (Born in 1979 and beyond, taking into account the year of birth).

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 1.
  • Should be full time student in PhD and having registered during 2023-2024 in the2nd year of the PhD program, or one year before the thesis defense.
  • Being an Arab national.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Candidates must be no more than 35 years old (born in 1989 and beyond, taking into account the year of birth.
Selection criteria

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

  1. The candidate’s outstanding academic record (including number, quality and impact of the publications, conference presentations, patents…).
  2. The scientific quality of the research project.
  3. Abide by international ethical regulations in all research steps.
  4. The innovative approach (rationale, relevance, originality, outputs, applications, etc.) and the expected outcomes of the research.
  5. The ability of the candidate to communicate and promote sciences to a younger audience and to encourage young Arab female researchers.
  6. The candidate’s career-path.
  7. The application will be considered complete if it contains a detailed description of the research project and its methodology.
  8. Consideration with regards to animal testing:
  • 1.Any project using experimental protocols likely to generate animal suffering will be rejected, even if it has been approved by an ad hoc ethics committee
  • 2. If animal experimentation is to be conducted as part of the applicant's submitted research, it must be described in detail and indicated in what way it cannot be substituted. The necessity of the animal experiments or the lack of alternatives must be justified. Jury members must take a position based on these elements or ask for clarification if necessary.
  • 3. A commitment by the candidate not to cause animal suffering during the project for which she is applying for the award will be included in the application forms and must be officially signed.

Grants 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.

Grants are non-renewable and can be combined with other research grants.

Initial launch date
2014
Total number of endowments awarded since launch
51

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