The Women in Science fellowship from L’Oréal is accepting applications

By Deanna Utroske

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The Women in Science fellowship from L’Oréal is accepting applications
Between now and February 3, 2017, the multinational beauty corporation, in conjunction with The American Association for the Advancement of Science, is welcoming applications from prospective fellows—five winners will be chosen later in the New Year. 

Having launched in 2003, “the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program honors extraordinary women who represent the next generation of innovators and scientific leaders,” ​explains Lauren Paige, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives at L'Oréal USA, in a company media release.

“L'Oréal is proud to recognize the great potential of female scientists and support their ongoing research and continued path toward discovery,”​ adds Paige.

2016 winners

This year five fellowship recipients were honored by L’Oréal’s Women in Science program: “Anela Choy, a postdoctoral fellow in biological oceanography and marine ecology at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI); Shruti Naik, a postdoctoral scientist in immunology and stem cell biology at The Rockefeller University; Amy Orsborn, a postdoctoral scientist in neuroscience at New York University; Laura Sampson, a postdoctoral fellow in physics at Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA); and Moriel Zelikowsky, a postdoctoral neuroscientist in the Department of Biology & Biological Engineering at California Institute of Technology,” ​as an earlier press statement from the company notes.

Reflecting on her experience in the program Orsborn tells the press, “The L'Orėal USA For Women in Science award is an incredible celebration of female scientists.”

“By promoting scientists like this year's group of women and the predecessors before us, L'Orėal is helping to transform the image of a typical scientist to include vibrant, smart women who are redefining norms. This award has allowed me to continue my scientific research, and gifted me with a network of like-minded women who make me feel more positively than ever about the future of STEM,” ​she explains.

Who’s eligible?

Prospective L’Oréal fellows are evaluated on the quality of their academic work, the scientific potential of their research proposals, recommendation letters, and a demonstrated commitment to women and girls in STEM fields, as the press release outlines.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science leads the judging. Five winners will be announced in October and honored the following month at an event in Washington DC.

Apply here for the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program.

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