Brazil - 2021 Call for application

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Brazil - 2021 Call for application

Brazil - National program

Find out more about the next edition of the Brazilian national program.

Calendar

What are the key dates of the program?
Please note that these dates are provisional and will be announced as soon as possible.

  • March 8, 2021 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • May 10, 2021 Beginning of evaluation of applications
  • October 8, 2021 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners
  • Brazilian National Commission for UNESCO
  • Brazilian Academy of sciences
Award(s) of the Prize

7 annual endowments :

  • 4 in Life Sciences,
  • 1 in Physical Sciences,
  • 1 in Mathematics,
  • 1 in Chemistry
Amount per endowment
  • R$ 50,000 (15 858 $)
Main eligibility criteria
  • Doctoral Level (must have completed as of 01/01/2014, and, for women with one child, the term extends for another year and, for those who have two or more children, the term will be additional of two year ),
  • Life Science, Physical, Mathematics and Chemistry fields,
  • Carry out scientific work in Brazilian institutions,
  • Curriculum vitae updated on the Lattes Platform
Selection criteria
  • Scientific quality and impact of the research,
  • Previous researches developed by the candidate,
  • Candidate's independence/produtivity,
  • Potentiality success of the project
Initial launch date
January 1, 2006

Information document(s)

https://www.forwomeninscience.com/statics/filemanager/Brazil/Regulamento%20Para%20Mulheres%20na%20Ci%C3%AAncia%202021.pdf

Check below the rules and regulations of the program:

Rules and Regulation "For Women in Science" 2021

  1. Introduction

The L'Oréal-UNESCO-ABC Program "For Women in Science" aims to promote and encourage young Brazilian women in science by identifying and rewarding talented young scientists in the field of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Chemical Sciences. In these areas there is a gender imbalance among researchers and Science needs women! The Program annually honours seven women for the quality of their research and encourages them to pursue brilliant careers in science anywhere in Brazil.

The Fellowships are granted by L'Oréal Brasil, in partnership with UNESCO Brasil and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC).

  1. About the Assistantships

2.1 The Programme selects and supports quality scientific projects to be developed during twelve months in Brazil. The selected researchers must have developed research in Brazil in the last four years. In case of prolonged visit to a foreign institution, during this period, the researcher must have maintained scientific ties with a Brazilian institution.

2.2 The Program will select seven (7) female researchers.

2.3 The Assistantships will be awarded in the areas of Physical Sciences (one Fellowship); Life Sciences (Biomedical, Biological and Health Sciences; four Fellowships); Mathematical Sciences (one Fellowship); and Chemical Sciences (one Fellowship).

2.4 The value of each Scholarship-Aid is R$50,000.00 (fifty thousand reais) to be applied over twelve (12) months.

2.5 The Assistantships will be officially awarded to the selected researchers in October 2021, during a ceremony at a place and date to be announced.

  1. Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must meet the criteria specified below. The application that does not meet these criteria, will not be considered.

3.1 Having completed doctoral degree on or after*:

- post 01/01/2014 for women without children;

- post 01/01/2013 for women with only 1 child;

- post 01/01/2012 for women with 2 or more children

* doctorate must have been completed before the start of applications for the programme.

3.2 Propose to conduct research at a Brazilian institution suitable for the development of the project submitted.

3.3 Be conducting research in the areas of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics or Chemistry.

3.4 To have an updated curriculum vitae in the Lattes Platform.

  1. Application Form and Complementary Documents

4.1 The eligible candidate must complete the data and include the documents below in the Application Form, available on the website from March 09, 2021:

4.1.1 Completed Electronic Application Form;

4.1.2 Mini Summary and practical and/or theoretical importance of the Research Project;

4.1.3 Statement of agreement from the national institution(s), where the research will be developed (documents scanned and attached electronically, in a single file in PDF format);

4.1.4 Research Project, including bibliographical references (maximum of four pages in A4 format, double-spaced, font Times New Roman, size 12, electronically attached in a single PDF file).

4.2 Each candidate may apply only once per edition, submitting a single Research Project.

4.3 Candidates from previous years, who have not been awarded the Prize, may submit their projects for further evaluation.

4.4 Paper applications are not accepted. All entries must be registered on the program website by May 10, 2021 (to be confirmed).

  1. Selection of winners

5.1 The selection of the seven winning candidates will be made by a jury composed of 14 (fourteen) researchers, members of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), a representative of L'Oréal Brazil, and a representative of UNESCO in Brazil, and will be chaired by the President of ABC. Its decision is final and unappealable, and cannot be contested or subject to explanations or justifications.

5.2 The jury shall establish selection criteria involving the quality and impact of the project and the work previously developed by the candidate. Other characteristics, such as the candidate 's independence and potential to make the project a success, may also be considered.

5.3 The winners will be announced at the end of the selection process. The announcement shall remain confidential until the date to be communicated by the Program organization.

  1. Responsibilities of the scholarship winners:

6.1 The selected researchers shall develop their Research Projects in Brazil, during the period of validity of the Grant-Aid (12 months).

6.2 Scientific publications related to the submitted project shall include an acknowledgement to L'ORÉAL-UNESCO-ABC For Women in Science for the support received.

6.3 The selection for the Assistantship will be kept confidential until the date set by the Program's organization, without any press or social media divulgation.

6.4 The winners must agree to be photographed, filmed and interviewed for purposes related to the For Women in Science Program. Photos, videos and texts will be used in publications and audiovisual/social media, including print, television, internet, corporate publications, and exhibitions, among others. The winner's image may be used for promotion of Science. Winners will not receive remuneration for this promotional activity.

6.5 The winners must notify L'Oréal and ABC in case of change of workplace, change of location where the research will be developed or withdrawal.

6.6 At the end of the two-year period, the selected researchers shall submit electronically to L'Oréal and ABC a report of no more than two pages, with a brief description of how the Financial Assistance was applied and how it contributed to the research activities, to the progress of the scientific project and to the benefit of other researchers or the institution. Any publications related to the project must be attached.

6.7 L'Oréal and ABC encourage the selected researchers to develop, in the next two years, activities that encourage science in elementary / middle schools in order to arouse interest in research in young Brazilians. Suggested activities are: lectures, workshops, classes. It is requested that the report of these activities be sent electronically to L'Oréal and ABC.

6.8 The selected researchers must participate in the official ceremony and events related to the Award that occur throughout the year.

  1. Provisional Timeline
  • Opening of registration: March 8, 2021.
    - Closing of applications: 10 May 2021 (to be confirmed).
    - Jury Selection: July 2021 (to be confirmed).
    - Winners announced: August 2021 (to be confirmed).
    - Ceremony: October 2021 (to be confirmed).

  1. Rules for the use of the scholarship

8.1 Use of the Award money for the development of the submitted research project:

- Acquisition of consumable material;

- Purchase of equipment

- Tickets and per diems for participation in conferences and short-term trips (scientific trips to laboratories located in Brazil or abroad);

- Tickets and per diems for visits (short term) of Brazilian or foreign researchers to the fellow's laboratory;

- Expenses related to field work;

- Any other expenses, the fellow must clarify any doubts with the person in charge at L`Oréal Brasil.

8.2 Accounts Reporting. After the use of resources, the fellow must send to L'Oréal Brasil

- Forward the publications that resulted from the developed research. In the article should be given credit to partial support of L`Oréal Brasil, with partnership of ABC and UNESCO in Brazil;

- If the article is accepted, please send the preprint;

- If the article has not yet been accepted, send the preprint; If the article has not yet been accepted, send the preprint; If the article has not yet been published, send the scientific report (2 pages). Include data on the use of the grant to L'Oréal Brasil

  1. Frequent questions:

Some questions asked by winners over the years:

  1. a) Can I buy airline ticket to participate in congresses?
  2. b) Can I buy airline ticket to bring visiting professor to collaborate on the project?
  3. c) Can airline tickets be purchased for a scientific visit to develop the project?
  4. d) If the answer is yes above, is it necessary to have three quotes to buy the ticket? How does it work? No. Three quotations are not necessary. You can buy the most convenient ticket, considering cost/benefit.
  5. e) Do you need to buy through a travel agency or can you buy directly with a credit card? As you find better cost/benefit.
  6. f) Can the ticket be paid in installments or must the purchase be made in cash? Consider the best cost/benefit.
  7. g) How do the daily rates work? Is there a table with daily rates? Or can it be reimbursed by the hotel, for example? Consider the best cost/benefit.
  8. h) Can you buy equipments? For example, can you buy computer, notebook? Yes, if it will help the development of your research.
  9. i) If yes, how does it work? Do you have to make three quotations? Is there anything to be included in the invoice? Can the purchase be made over the internet using a credit card? Can the purchase be made in installments? Consider the best cost/benefit.
  10. j) Can I use part of the resource to bring public school students to the university to talk about my research? For example, resource for buses in this case? No, this must be provided by the public school.
  11. k) Can I buy air conditioning for the laboratory? Yes, if it will help the development of your research.
  12. l) Can I make a down payment on an apartment? No, the award is for the development of your research.
  13. m) Can I buy a car with the prize? No.

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