REGISTRATION OPEN

You can now register for the For Women In Science Rising Talent Prizes 2023. Your application must be submitted electronically through the online application form at this webpage no later than January 19th, 2023. Please carefully read the Rules and Regulations first!

L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) have joined hands to offer national prizes to young female researchers as part of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science programme.

The For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes are a recent addition to the national For Women in Science programme, which was founded in 2012 as part of the international partnership between L’Oréal and Unesco - For Women in Science (FWIS).

The aim of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes is to advance the academic careers of young women researchers in the Netherlands holding a position as PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow in STEM or Life Sciences, with a maximum of three years post-PhD academic experience.

The three annual prizes offer young women researchers an individual award of € 3,500, € 2,000 or € 1,000 in recognition of their academic achievements and future potential. The amount is to be spent on research-related activities at the discretion of the laureate.

APPLICATION FORM DUTCH L'ORÉAL-UNESCO FWIS RISING TALENT PRIZES 2023

    PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM

    Details of the applicant

    Title(s)

    First name

    Surname

    Year of birth

    Nationality

    Postal Address

    Mobile phone

    E-mail

    Personal website/Social media accounts (if relevant)


    Research position and experience

    University/research centre

    Faculty/Department

    Current position

    Discipline(s)/specialization

    Master degree(s) – discipline and university/research institute

    PhD degree(s) – if applicable; discipline and university/research institute

    Number of years post-PhD academic experience (if applicable)

    If applicable, list the total duration of maternal/parental leaves taken

    Proofs of excellence (scholarships, grants and awards obtained)


    Research description and research summary

    Please provide a short overview of your current research activities (max. 2 pages) including:
    1. Introduction to the research topic
    2. Research aims
    3. Key research findings
    4. Key aspects of innovation in relation to the state of scholarship in the field
    5. Relevance to society: potential for knowledge dissemination and application.

    In addition, please add a research summary for a lay audience written in clear, plain language (max 200 words).


    UPLOAD RESEARCH SUMMARY AND RESEARCH DESCRIPTION:

    To facilitate our administration thank you for using as files names: Your first name + surname followed by ResDescription or ResSummary, e.g. "Édith van Leerdam ResDescription".

    Research description (*)(PDF, max 2mb):

    Research summary (*) (PDF, max 2mb):


    Submit your application

    YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

    1. This application form, filled, including a research description and a research summary;
    2. Your CV including a list of your key publications (4 pages max.);
    3. Two letters of recommendation by (international) specialists in your field;
    The letters should make explicit reference to the candidate’s potential to maintain a high level of quality in her future career. Note that the jury will not accept letters from relatives or others that have a personal, non-work related relationship with the candidate that could lead to conflict of interest.
    4. Two of your most relevant publications, if available (in PDF).


    UPLOAD CV INCL. LIST OF KEY PUBLICATIONS, TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, TWO PUBLICATIONS:

    To facilitate our administration thank you for using as files names: Your first name + surname followed by CV, Letter1, Letter2, Publication1, Publication2.

    CV including a list of your key publications (*) (PDF, max 5mb):

    Letter of recommendation 1 (*) (PDF, max 2mb):
    Letter 1 signed by

    Letter of recommendation 2 (*) (PDF, max 2mb):
    Letter 2 signed by

    Publication 1 (PDF, max 5mb):

    Publication 2 (PDF, max 5mb):



    Laureats in previous years

    Curious to know about previous festive award ceremonies and laureats?

    2022: CLICK HERE
    2020/2021: CLICK HERE

    2019: CLICK HERE

    For Women in Science

    Het internationale programma For Women in Science is een samenwerking tussen L’Oréal en Unesco, met als motto ‘The world needs science, and science needs women’. Het programma bestaat sinds 1998 en reikt prijzen uit aan uitzonderlijke vrouwelijke wetenschappers op het gebied van life sciences. Anno 2022 zijn al bijna vierduizend excellente wetenschappers uit 110 landen geholpen met het programma.

    L’Oréal

    De Groep L’Oréal heeft meer dan 100 jaar ervaring in de beauty-industrie. Research & Innovatie en een toegewijd onderzoeksteam van vierduizend mensen zijn het hart van de strategie van L’Oréal. Zij werken aan het tegemoet komen aan alle schoonheidsbehoeften over de hele wereld en streven ernaar om een miljard nieuwe consumenten te bereiken de komende jaren. De CSR-strategie van L’Oréal voor 2020, 'Sharing Beauty with All’, stelt ambitieuze doelen voor de duurzame ontwikkeling in de waardeketen van de Groep.

    Unesco, de Nederlandse Unesco Commissie

    Unesco is de organisatie binnen de Verenigde Naties die onderwijs, wetenschap, cultuur en communicatie gebruikt om vrede en veiligheid in de wereld te bevorderen. Sinds de oprichting in 1945 heeft Unesco als doel om de wetenschap te stimuleren in het belang van duurzame ontwikkeling en vrede. De organisatie werkt ook aan het uitbannen van alle vormen van discriminatie en bevordert gendergelijkheid, in het bijzonder in wetenschappelijk onderzoek. De Nederlandse Unesco Commissie is de schakel tussen de in Unesco verenigde wereldwijde gemeenschap, het Nederlandse professionele veld en de Nederlandse overheid.