For the last 10 years in Malaysia, it has been L’Oréal’s long term commitment to accelerate the advancement of women in science that will serve as an inspiration for the future generations to come. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded and provided over RM700,000 research grants to 35 outstanding women scientists and will continue to change the numbers in Malaysia.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for application. This fellowship will be awarded to Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research studies in any scientific fields. A total of three outstanding female scientists in Malaysia will be granted a fellowship worth RM 30,000 each.
Dr. Louisa Shobini Ponnampalam from UM has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship to study the impact of rapid, large-scale development in the coastal areas of Peninsula Malaysia on dugong ecology. She is the first Malaysian to be awarded this competitive international grant for marine conservation, a testament to her capabilities and contributions as a scientist and marine conservationist.
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. Registration for application of fellowships in the field of Life Sciences will be open from now till 30th May 2014.
This year, another three outstanding young women in material science was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship and each will also receive a research grant worth RM20,000. These three young women scientists were selected out of 68 submissions by an esteemed jury panel, their research proposal was evaluated based on the scientific impact, quality of research, publications, work experience and previous awards received.
The International AIDS Society (IAS) and National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Fellowship is a fellowship programme established in 2009 to promote research in drug use and HIV. One of the recipients of this year’s fellowship award is Dr Sin How Lim, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Malaya. Scientific Malaysian News Editor, Azilleo Kristo Mozihim had the opportunity to speak to him at the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for Malaysian women researchers under the age of 35 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research study in the field of Material Sciences. A financial assistance of RM20,000 each will be granted to 3 young female researchers.
The Society in Science Fellowship 2013 is now open for application. The Society in Science Fellowship has a fresh approach to research, offering junior scientists throughout the world a generous personal grant of up to five years to pursue novel scientific projects. Founded in 2002 by the late Swiss entrepreneur, Dr. Branco Weiss, the aim of this fellowship is to provide researchers a platform to extend their scientific work in the natural sciences and engineering.
This year, L’Oréal Malaysia marks its 7th year of providing encouragement, support and recognition to women in the field of science through it national awards…