Deadline:

20 June 2020.

Location:

EGYPT.

(Paid Opportunity).

Description

L’OREAL–UNESCO “FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE” EGYPT YOUNG TALENTS NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS 2020

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Egypt fellowships program aims to promote the participation of young women in science coming from Egypt.The Program honors three talented young Egyptian women researchers for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science.

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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.)

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Life Sciences

  • .Biology

  • .Biochemistry

  • .Biophysics

  • .Genetics

  • .Physiology

  • .Neurosciences

  • .Bio-technologies

  • .Ecology and Ethology

Physical Sciences

  • .Physics

  • .Chemistry

  • .Petroleum engineering

  • .Mathematics

  • .Engineering sciences

  • .Information sciences

  • .Earth and Universe science

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT.

Program Period

The fellowship amount should be used within maximum one year from the ceremony day.

Timetable:

  •  Announcement of the winners: Fourth week of August 2020.
  •  Fellowship Awards Ceremony: between October and last week of November 2020.
    The exact date will be announced later on.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

A- Postdoctoral Researchers
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a PhD in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1. Only
    applicants having obtained their PhD during 2014-2019 are eligible.
  • Being of Egyptian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.
  • Candidates must be no more than 45 years old by the end of the application
    period.

B- 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 in the 2nd year of the PhD
    program, or one year before the thesis defense.
  • Being of Egyptian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.
  •  Candidates must be no more than 45 years old by the end of the application
    period.

Note:

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

  • Candidates must have a researcher position in one of Universities or Research Institutes in Egypt.
  •  The candidate’s outstanding academic record (including number, quality and impact of the scientific publications, conference presentations, patents…).
  • The scientific quality and usefulness of the research project.
  •  The innovative approach (rationale, relevance, originality, outputs, applications, etc.) and the expected outcomes of the research.
  •  The ability of the candidate to communicate and promote sciences to a younger audience and to encourage young Egyptian & Arab female scientists.
  •  The candidate’s career-path.
  • Fellowships 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.
  • Fellowships are non-renewable and can be combined with other research grants.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The Program honors three talented young Egyptian women researchers for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science.
  • Two fellowships amounting to Ten thousand Euros (€ 10,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing Post-doctoral researchers working in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt
  • One fellowships amounting to Six thousand Euros (€ 6,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Egyptian women pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in Egypt.
  • The total amount will be used to cover the research expenses &/or travel and accommodation costs related to scientific visits, trainings, specialized courses etc. of minimum two months abroad. This one should occur within maximum one year from the ceremony day.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Firstly, you will need to register at L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science website from this link.

Second Step:

An application is considered complete only if it includes all below documents:
A – Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Copies of the degrees or recent diplomas: certificates of PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. (or equivalent), etc.
  • A detailed project of maximum 3 pages, including:
  1. The research project description including the institution and/or country of implementation.
  2. The proposed use of the grant and some budget indications
  • Letters of recommendation from the research supervisor and/or the director of the scientific institution where the research project is carried or the Dean of the Faculty or the President of the University under which the candidate is running her research.
  • The list of publications, oral communications, and patents pertinent (if available) to the project proposal for the 5 last years only.

B – PhD Students:

  • Copies of the degrees or recent diplomas: certificates of B.Sc. and M.Sc., or equivalent.
  • Letter from the University certifying that the candidate is in the second year or the year preceding the submission of the doctoral thesis.
  • A proposal of the Thesis research project of maximum 3 pages, including the progress achieved and related publications or communications.
  • Letters of recommendation from the thesis advisor and/or the director of the scientific institution where the thesis research project is carried or the Dean of the Faculty or the President of the University under which the candidate is running her thesis research.
  • Letter of acceptance from a research center or specialized laboratory abroad for scientific visits, trainings, specialized courses etc. in the thesis domain. If not available, this letter could be replaced by a letter of intent in which the candidate clearly specifies the hosting institution and the targeted course or training. However, if selected, the candidate perceives the fellowship only after delivering the final letter of acceptance/registration.

Third Step:

Applications can only be submitted through the online platform: www.fwis.fr by the
candidates themselves.

Note:

  •  Attribution of applications and first review by the jury members: from the 20th of
    June to 27th of July 2020.
  • Second review of applications by the jury for semi-finalists: from the 27th of July to
    13th of August 2020.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Lamis Ahmed/Egypt

Reviewed by” Gehad Elazab/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team