The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. Launched in 2003, the program is the U.S. component of the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. The program’s U.S. partner, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), manages the peer-review and selection process.
Candidates are evaluated using a two phase review process. In the first round, applications are evaluated by experienced scientists in the candidates’ respective fields. In the second round, a distinguished Jury of eminent scientists and former North American L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates evaluates the top ranked candidates and selects the five winners. The Jury seeks candidates with exceptional academic records and intellectual merit, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific advancement and outstanding letters of recommendation from advisers. New to the program since 2014, applicants are also evaluated on their commitment to supporting other women and girls in science. The application and more information on the fellowship can be found at at the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science webpage. Applications open on February 2, 2015, and are due on March 20, 2015. Photo by Comunidad de Madrid