The world needs science…Science needs women. L’Oréal Malaysia continues to provide encouragement, support and recognition to women in the field of science through its L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science national fellowship program. The program emphasizes and demonstrates the importance of participation of women in the development of science in today’s world. Public recognition is rare for female researchers and this program enable young women to relate and become advocates for all girls interested in science.
“Since the creation of L’Oréal in 1907, science has been at the heart of our business, and women are fundamental to everything we do. It is our dream to identify and give recognition to outstanding women in science who aspire to contribute to humanity’s progress” said Ashwin Rajgopal, Managing Director of L’Oréal Malaysia
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship was launched in 2006, with the support of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO and in partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the program has awarded 24 outstanding young women researchers. The Fellowship is presented in Life and Materials Sciences in alternating years and this year, application will be open for Life Sciences.
History shows that outstanding women have helped change the world through science. However, faced with mounting unique challenges of this new century, it is even more important than ever that we continue to lend them our support. The partnership between these institutions also represents a commitment to the Malaysian scientists who, along with their worldwide colleagues, have a critical role to play in the future creation of sustainable knowledge and the development of science
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research study in the field of Life Sciences. A financial assistance of RM30, 000 each will be granted to 3 young female researchers. Successful applicants will be awarded fellowships based on their research proposals.
Registration for application of fellowships in the field of Life Sciences will be open from now till 30th May 2014. Application of proposed study must be submitted with an application form, which can be obtained below or from www.loreal.com.my
After the closing date, the jury composed from representatives from the supporting institutions will evaluate the fellowship applications and the fellowship beneficiaries will be notified
For more information, applicants can contact L’Oréal Malaysia at 03-76518217 or log on to L’Oréal corporate website www.loreal.com.my
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – Application Form
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – Application Guidelines
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – Promo Poster
This press release was provided by L’Oréal Malaysia.