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Call Now Open: For Women in Science Fellowships

Call Now Open: For Women in Science Fellowships

For researchers in Life Sciences and STEM

The eleventh Call for Applications of the Dutch L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science fellowships is open from 16 January 2023 until 1 March 2023. Along with researchers from the Life Sciences, from 2023 onward women working in the STEM disciplines can also apply.

Two fellowships, grants of €30.000 each, will be awarded with the intention to advance the academic career of women researches three to ten years after they have finished a PhD. They will be able to apply until 1 March at the latest.

Research Stay at NIAS

The Dutch For Women in Science fellowships comprise a research stay at NIAS-KNAW in Amsterdam for one semester. Exempted from regular administrative, (and/or) clinical and teaching tasks, the researchers get the opportunity to focus on broadening and deepening their research and writing publications or grant proposals. Next to time and space for contemplation, they are offered an inspiring place to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment. If necessary, accommodation can also be provided.

How to Apply

Applicants will have to provide a full description of max. 1500 words of the proposed project before the 1st of March 2023. Those who will be awarded with the fellowship can start their period of stay at NIAS early September 2023 or early February 2024. The application form and more information on the regulations and the content of the project proposals can be found via the links below.

More information concerning the fellowship programme and eligibility is available on this website. For more information you can also contact Dr Jon Verriet, Netherlands Commission for Unesco, info@unesco.nl

Closing date is 1 March 2023

The Current Situation in the Netherlands

According to the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) Women Professors Monitor 2022, only 30% of Dutch professors is a woman. In Europe, this puts the Netherlands near the bottom of the list. The For Women in Science programme aims to boost the scientific careers of women when they need it the most, and as such, aims to contribute to an increase of top level women scientists.

The L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Programme

The prestigious international ‘For Women in Science’ programme is a collaboration between Unesco and L’Oréal with the tagline: The world needs science, and science needs women. The programme awards fellowships and prizes to exceptional female scientists from around the globe. Since 1998, more than 3900 women from 110 countries have received a fellowship or award. Five of them have gone on to win a Nobel Prize, including the Nobel Prize winners of 2020 for Chemistry, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.

Since 2012, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and L’Oréal Belgilux & the Netherlands have managed the Dutch fellowship programme in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) and the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH).