L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2023

Sponsor

L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO

Description

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.

The scientific fields considered for the awards alternate every other year between Life and Environmental Sciences (even years) and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science (odd years).

The 2023 award will designate five outstanding researchers in a field that is to be determined. 

Program details and timeline are not yet confirmed. This information will be updated when the program launches.

Eligibility

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 Life and Environmental Sciences 

Self-nominations are not eligible.

Prize

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

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline
If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination: 
  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager. 

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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 prestigious 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:

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager by the internal deadline.

As this is an international prize, the University may engage the Global Excellence Initiative to coordinate external review of nominations.

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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 signed OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca  by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information please contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or visit the L'Oreal -UNESCO For Woman in Science International Awards website

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering