Deadline: 31 May 2020
Nominations are now open for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards to support eminent women in science throughout the world.
Each year, five Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years.
Since the beginning of the programme in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards have honored 112 laureates, including three who won the Nobel Prize. So far, one woman from south Asia has received this prestigious award: Prof. Indira Nath (India) in 2002 for her work on the treatment of leprosy.
- Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000.
- The 2021 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science.
- They will be celebrated in a ceremony to be held in March 2021.
- The candidate must:
- Be recognized for her scientific excellence by the international scientific community,
- Be actively involved in scientific research,
- For your information, there is no age constraint regarding the candidate.
- The 2021 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the field of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, working in the following regions:
- Africa and the Arab States
- Asia and the Pacific
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America
- One candidate will be selected for each of the five regions, the determining factor being the place of work for at least 5 years, not the nationality of the candidate.
Qualified nominators may be:
- Heads of University or Scientific Institutions,
- Members of Academies of Science,
- Holders of Research Chairs,
- Full professors
- Past For Women in Science Award Laureates,
- Holders of a PhD in Science
- The For Women in Science Jury in Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science is chaired by Professor Artur Avila, Fields medal winner in 2014, and composed of distinguished members of the international scientific community.
- The jury will evaluate the nominees pre-selected by the peer reviewers, in accordance with the selection criteria.
- For the jury deliberation, which will be held in September 2020 in Paris, the jury will review and discuss the best nominations for each region. The jury will choose the five Laureates by a majority vote. Its decision is final and without appeal. It cannot be contested or subject to explanation or justification.
- The results will be communicated by phone to the Laureates a few days after the deliberation. They must remain confidential until the official announcement.
The selection criteria of the candidates are the following:
- The candidate’s outstanding contribution to the general advancement of science,
- The impact of the candidate’s research on the current state of the relevant scientific field (number, quality and impact of publications, conference presentations, patents),
- The recognition of the candidate by peers within her discipline through publications,
- The recognition of the candidate’s commitments to education, teaching activities, mentoring and/or to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals more broadly.
- The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards are non-renewable.
For more information, visit https://en.unesco.org/news/call-nominations-2021-loreal-unesco-women-science-international-awards-0