L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2021


L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO


Created in 1998, the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards honours - every year -  5 eminent women scientists from 5 regions of the world.

Alternating every other year, these exceptional researchers are rewarded for their important contributions to the progress of science, either in Life sciences or in the fields of Physical sciences, Mathematics and Computer science.

The 2021 edition of the Award will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the fields of Physical sciences, Mathematics and Computer science.

For more information visit the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Woman in Science International Awards website. 


To be considered eligible for an award, the candidate must be nominated by an eminent scientist, such as heads of scientific institutions, members of national science academies or other national scientific institutions, research chairs, professors, etc. At a minimum, qualified nominators, must be holders of a Ph.D. The candidate must:

  • Be recognized for her personal scientific excellence among the international scientific community,
  • Be actively involved in scientific research,
  • Be involved in any field of the Physical sciences, Mathematics and Computer science,
  • Not be directly or personally involved in the For Women in Science Programme, as a jury member or otherwise, in any country.

Self-nominations are not eligible.

Eligibility criteria may be located on the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards - Rules and regulations page.


An award of €100,000 is given to each of the five laureates selected by a jury of internationally renowned experts.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit your Expression of Interest (details below)  to research.honours@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca

How to Apply

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee.  If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to research.honours@uoguelph.ca by the internal deadline. 

An Expression of Interest will include:

If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online dedicated platform: L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards under "Nominate a Candidate".

For more information, contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca 

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