Friday, September 18, 2020

L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program, 2020

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
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LEVEL: PhD, Postdoctoral
FUNDING: Partially Funded
OPEN TO: Specific Countries
STATUS: Closed

Candidates are invited to apply for the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional program aims to promote and encourage the participation of young African women in science.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO program identifies and rewards young talented researchers in the formal sciences, life and environmental sciences, material sciences, engineering sciences and technological sciences.

Programme Details

  • Host Institutions: Any.
  • Eligible Fields: Mathematics, Computer & Information Sciences, Chemistry Physics, Biological Sciences, Basic Medecine, Clinical Medecine, Health Sciences, Health Biotechnology, Earth & Related Environmental Sciences, Agriculture Sciences, Civil Engineering, Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Engineering, Medical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnologies.
  • Number of awards: 20.
  • Duration: Duration of candidate’s research.
  • Eligible countries: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cap-Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program Benefits

The 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO Program will provide 20 Awards For Women in Science:

  1. Candidates rewarded in the “Doctoral” category receive an endowment in the amount of 10,000 euros each.
  2. Candidates awarded in the “Post-doctoral” category receive an endowment in the amount of 15,000 euros each.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program Eligibility

To qualify for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program, Applicants must have following profile:

For doctorates

  1. Having the nationality of one of the 48 countries in the sub-Saharan African region
  2. And being enrolled in a doctoral school and carry out their doctorate in a research laboratory in one of the 49 countries in the region (including South Africa) OR
  3. Having the nationality of one of the 49 countries of the sub-Saharan African region (including South Africa)
  4. And being enrolled in a doctoral school and complete their doctorate in a research laboratory in one of the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa
  5. Conducting research in one of the listed scientific fields.

For post-doctorates

  1. Having the nationality of one of the 48 countries in the sub-Saharan African region
  2. And being enrolled in post-doctorate in a research laboratory or an institution in one of the 49 countries in the region (including South Africa) OR
  3. Having the nationality of one of the 49 countries of the sub-Saharan African region (including South Africa)
  4. And being enrolled in a post-doctorate in a research laboratory or an institution in one of the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa
  5. Having a doctorate in one of the listed scientific fields
  6. Conducting research in one of the listed scientific fields
  7. Having started the post-doctorate before 02/03/2020, opening of the call for application.

How to Apply for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program

Eligible candidates must hit the apply button below to create an account and follow instructions to submit their application through the online platform. An application is only considered complete when it includes all of the required documents:

Required Documents

  1. A detailed CV of 1 to 2 pages maximum including training, dissemination actions, commitments of the candidate, etc.
  2. Copies of diplomas or certificates obtained from the license in their original language,
  3. A summary of research work in 200 words maximum (intended for a panel of scientific experts),
  4. A detailed description of the research work of 2 pages maximum, including the references (Text justified, Times New Roman font, size 12 with single spacing
  5. An estimated budget detailing the expenditure envisaged to support the coherence and realism of the research work. This budget must not exceed € 10,000 for doctoral students and € 15,000 for post-doctoral researchers (in the form of a table with projected expenses).
  6. At least two letters of recommendation, each assessing the quality of the CV, the originality of the project and mentioning the relationship and human dimensions of the candidate.
  7. A list of the candidate’s publications (from the most recent to the oldest),
  8. for doctoral students: 2 publications (article, patents, oral communications, posters, etc.) published or in the process of being published.
  9. for post-doctoral students: 2 most important publications (scientific publications, patents, etc.)

The deadline to submit application is . For more details on the L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Program, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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