Deadline:

29th April 2019

Location:

 Senegal, Africa.

(Award)

Description

L’OREAL UNESCO for Women in Science- 2019 Sub-Saharan African Programme

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa programme aims to promote and encourage young African women in science. This programme identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering, and Technological sciences.

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To date, most of the applications received for this regional programme came principally from South Africa. Considering the importance of supporting African scientific research and our commitment to empowering more female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa, we
decided to separate the initial regional programme into two programmes:
– A new national programme for South Africa
– The regional programme for the 48 other countries of the Sub-Saharan region

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology and Information Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Information Engineering

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

 MAURITANIA, SUDAN, SOMALIA,  DJIBOUTI, 

Program Period

 Award Ceremony to be held in November 2019

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must meet the following general criteria:
    a. For doctoral researchers
  •  Having the nationality of one of the 48 Sub-Saharan African countries covered by the programme.
  •  Enrolled in a Sub-Saharan African studies Institute and pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree in one of the scientific fields listed in Appendix 2.
  • Completing their doctorate in a research Laboratory or Institution in one of the 48 countries covered by the programme.
  •  Who started their thesis no later than 31/12/2017.
    b. For Post-doctoral researchers
  • Having the nationality of one of the 48 Sub-Saharan African countries covered by the programme.
  •  Having obtained a Ph.D. degree in one of the scientific fields listed in Appendix 2.
  •  Completing their post-doctorate in a research Laboratory or Institution in one of the 48 countries covered by the programme.
  •  Conducting research in one of the scientific fields listed in Appendix 2.
  •  Who does not have a permanent position prior to the award ceremony, to be held in November 2019.
  • Who defended their thesis after 25/02/2014. If the post-doctoral researcher has one or more children, this deadline is brought forward by one year per child.
  •  Who started their post-doctoral research before 25/02/2019, when the call for applications was issued,

 

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • 15 grants of € 10,000 each, will be granted to 15 African PhD. students enrolled in a Sub-Saharan African doctoral studies institute and completing their doctorate in a research laboratory.
  •  5 grants of € 15,000 each, will be granted to 5 African postdoctoral researchers working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the region’s countries.
  • The awarded young researchers must attend the award ceremony that will be held in Senegal. All their travel and accommodation expenses will be covered

How to Apply

First Step: Create an application form through the online platform.

Second Step: Make sure to upload all documents below into your online application form:

  1.  Certified copies of the degrees or recent diplomas.
  2. Proof of having obtained a Ph.D. degree for postdoctoral candidates.
  3.  Proof of being enrolled in a Sub-Saharan African doctoral study for doctoral candidates.
  4.  A detailed project of a maximum of 2 pages, including:
    – The project description of the current research project.
    – The proposed use of the grant motivating the candidature with some budget indications. Provide insight into what the grant will be used for (e.g. conferences, travel or equipment).
  5.  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 University under which the candidate is running her research.
  6.  The list of publications and patents.

Remark: Incomplete files or received after the deadline for application, as well as candidatures that
do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco

Reviewed by” Soueilem Mohamed Lemine / Mauritania
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team