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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant Regional Young Talents Program 2024

Application Deadline: 21 April 2024

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant regional young talents program aims to promote the participation of young women in science coming from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syrian Arab Republic. This program identifies and rewards talented young female researchers in the field of Life Sciences (such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, physiology, health sciences – Covid-19, 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).

The Program honors six talented young Arab women researchers for the quality of their research works and encourages them to pursue a brilliant career in science in the above-mentioned countries.

  • endowments amounting to Ten thousand Euros (€ 10,000) each will be granted to Arab women researchers working in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the following countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syrian Arab Republic.
  • 3 endowments amounting to Six thousand Euros (€ 6,000) each will be granted to Arab women pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the following countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syrian Arab Republic. The total amount must be used to cover expenses related to regional or international scientific missions, trainings, specialized courses, conferences, and congresses. It could be used as well to purchase special software, scientific articles/ books and fees of publications in international indexed journals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Postdoctoral Researchers:

Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a PhD in one of the science fields mentioned in program overview.
  • Being of Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, or Syrian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Candidates must be no more than 45 years old, considering the year of birth (Born in 1979 and beyond).
  • PhD Students:

Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a Master (M.Sc.) degree, or equivalent, in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Should be full time student in PhD and having registered during 2023-2024 in the2nd year of the PhD program, or one year before the thesis defense.
  • Being of Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, or Syrian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in program overview.
  • Candidates must be no more than 35 years old, taking into account the year of birth (born in 1989 and beyond).

Timeline:

  • Application opening date: 17 January 2024
  • Application closing date: 21 April 2024
  • Attribution of applications and review by jury members: from 29 April to 26 May 2024
  • Second review of applications by the jury for semi-finalists: from 3 to 15 June 2024
  • Selection of Young Talents and announcement: Last week of June 2024
  • Awards’ Ceremony: October 2024. Exact date TBC

More Info: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant Regional Young Talents Program

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