L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme 2020

Undergraduate

Deadline : March 30, 2020 .  

Apply for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional program. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional program aims to promote and encourage the participation of young African women in science. This program identifies and rewards young talented researchers in the formal sciences, life and environmental sciences, material sciences, engineering sciences and technological sciences.

So far, the majority of applications received for the sub-Saharan Africa regional program have come mainly from South Africa. Given the importance of the challenges of African scientific research and our commitment to encourage more women scientists across sub-Saharan Africa, we decided to separate the initial regional program into two separate programs:

  • A new programme dedicated to South Africa
  • The regional program of sub-Saharan Africa, with the 48 other countries of the region.

Benefits

  • 15 endowments of 10,000 € each, will be allocated to 15 doctoral students enrolled in a doctoral school and in a research laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5 endowments of € 15,000 each, will be allocated to 5 post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute in sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Pursuing studies leading to a PhD degree or having obtained a PhD degree in the following scientific fields: Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and technological sciences, Mathematics and Computer science
  • Being from one of the 48 countries of the Sub-Saharan region
  • Enrolled in a doctoral Institution and/or working in a research Laboratory/University or Institution of the 49 countries of the Sub-saharan region (including South Africa)
    OR
  • Being from one of the 49 countries of the Sub-Saharan region
  • Enrolled in a doctoral Institution and/or working in a research Laboratory/University or Institution of the 48 countries of the Sub-Saharan region
  • Excellence of the academic records : including number, quality and impact of the publications, conference presentations, patents
  • Scientific quality, innovative nature of the research project and its potential application

Application

To complete the application you will need following documents:

A detailed CV of 1 to 2 pages maximum including training, dissemination actions, commitments of the candidate, etc.

 Copies of diplomas or certificates obtained from the license in their original language,

 A summary of research work in 200 words maximum (intended for a panel of scientific experts),

 A detailed description of the research work of 2 pages maximum, including the references (Text justified, Times New Roman font, size 12 with single spacing

 An estimated budget detailing the expenditure envisaged to support the coherence and realism of the research work.

 At least two letters of recommendation, each assessing the quality of the CV, the originality of the project and mentioning the relationship and human dimensions of the candidate.

 A list of the candidate's publications (from the most recent to the oldest),

 for doctoral students: the 2 publications (article, patents, oral communications, posters, etc.) published or in the process of being published.

 for post-doctoral students: the 2 most important publications (scientific publications, patents,

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