The World needs Science, Science needs Women

The 2018 Call will open on March 8, 2018

More information will be available soon on this website

Impression previous For Women in Science ceremonies

We want to congratulate the Fellows of 2015 Doris van Halem of the TU Delft and Femke Nijboer of the University Leiden, on  their excellent research.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards  two grants up to €25,000 to female scientists who received their doctoral degree (Vidi level) in the period up to three to ten years in the field of Life Sciences. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for the economic, social and cultural development of a country. Even though nowadays women achieve the highest academic level, they are still under-represented in all levels of scientific research. Despite excellent university results, relatively few women attain strategic leading positions. The number of female professors in the Netherlands is 16.3%. At the current European level this puts The Netherlands in fourth place.

The Dutch L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Fellowship are awarded with support of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and the Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke hoogleraren (LNVH) in order to contribute to the increase of the number of female professors in the long run. These grants are intended for a residency of three to five months at the NIAS campus to work on writing scientific articles.


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