L'Oreal Australia For Women in Science fellowships

24 May

L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships with the support of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO Applications are now open for the inaugural L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science fellowships.

The fellowships recognise scientific excellence by early-career women in the life and material sciences, mathematics or engineering, or women who have completed their PhD or equivalent in the last five years.

Three fellowships will be awarded, each for $20,000.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be within five years of completing a PhD, Australian citizens or permanent residents, be associated with an Australian Institution and intending to continue their research in Australia in the next twelve months.

Applying:

Application forms are available for download from www.forwomeninscience.com (see For Women in Science In Your Country) and also from www.scienceinpublic.com/l’oreal.htm

Applicants must submit the completed form, along with CV including research publications, summary of past research achievements and future research plans and three letters of reference, one of which one must be from a proposed mentor.

Applications are to be submitted electronically to FWISapplications@au.loreal.com no later than midnight 29 June 2007, together with a hard copy of your application and letters of reference postmarked 29 June 2007. A hard copy can be mailed to: L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships Corporate Communications 256 Bay Road Sandringham Vic. 3191

Judging:

An inter-disciplinary jury of scientists will review all applications. The 2007 jury:

  • Kurt Lambeck, Professor of Geophysics, ANU and President of the Australian Academy of Science;
  • Cathy Foley, CSIRO Industrial Physics and President of the Australian Institute of Physics;
  • Suzanne Corey, Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and 2001 L’Oreal International Laureate;
  • and Vijoleta Braach-Maksvytis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Development) at the University of Melbourne and member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.

The jury will review all applications and select three fellows based on: Intellectual merit/academic records/accepted requisites for scholarly scientific study including:

  • Ability to plan and conduct research Ability to work as a team member or independently
  • Ability to interpret and communicate research findings
  • Scientific excellence and appropriateness of proposed research or a clearly articulated plan of study
  • Reference letters
  • The potential for career enhancement of the proposed research

Prize details:

Six months from receiving their Fellowship, recipients are expected to submit a status report on their research projects and the value of the Fellowship. Fellowships will be announced in September/October 2007 (date TBC) with the Fellowship payment being made within 4 weeks from this date. The three Fellows will be expected to attend an award ceremony to be held in Melbourne.

More information contact fwisenquiries@au.loreal.com or (03) 9928 3339 www.forwomeninscience.com

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