Fellowships For Women in Science

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The program l´oreal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” launched on March 25 the convocation of the 10th edition of bags research 2015, for 15,000 euros each, aimed at scientists who develop a research project in the life sciences in a laboratory in Spain throughout the year 2016. Candidatures must be submitted via the website www.fwis.fr until the 10 may 2015 (inclusive).

this tenth edition coincides with the fifteenth anniversary of program L’ Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science in Spain, which aims to give visibility to the work of women scientists of our country and to encourage vocations by the research among the younger. Over the ten years of aid delivery, the L’ Oréal-UNESCO programme has supported 42 Spanish scientific worth 715,000 euros, alternating fields of specialization of scholarships: two years aimed at the life sciences – as in this time – and a year to the Sciences of matter. In both cases the amount is 15,000 euros for help.

between the requirements to apply for the scholarship are being in possession of the doctorate, with a minimum of four years after from the reading of the thesis, having rooms either pre-or postdoctoral of a minimum of two years in foreign centres or in prestigious national centres. In addition to scientific excellence, also will be evaluated the ability of the candidate to promote and disseminate science among the young, the innovative character of the research developed by science and its practical application in science, all of which are objectives of the L’ Oréal-UNESCO For Women program in Science.

the eminent scientific Margarita Salas is the President of the jury, a position held since the first edition of bags in 2006. It doctor rooms, research ad honorem in the center of biology Molecular “Severo Ochoa” of the CSIC and the UAM; It is the only Spanish lauded by the Programme For Women in Science International, recognition received in the year 2000.

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