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L'Oréal USA Recognizes Women in Science with Fellowships

Posted: August 6, 2013

L'Oréal USA announced the recipients of the 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science. Celebrating its tenth year, the program is a national initiative that annually recognizes and rewards five outstanding U.S.-based women researchers at the start of their careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 towards their postdoctoral research.

"Through our partnership with L'Oréal USA and its Fellowships For Women In Science Program, we are offering young women opportunities to be the next leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is so important to support early-career women to improve diversity in the sciences, as well as offer women the platform to make significant changes in the STEM workforce," said Shirley Malcom, head of directorate of education and human resource program with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS.)

The 2013 fellows were selected from a competitive pool of over 350 candidates by an interdisciplinary review panel and a distinguished jury of eminent scientists and researchers and L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science laureates. The fellows were chosen based on specific criteria, including exceptional academic records, intellectual merit, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific advancement, and outstanding letters of recommendation. The program's partner, AAAS, managed the peer-review process.

For 2013, the awards will recognize and support the following female scientists and their work:

The L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program has awarded grants to 45 post-doctoral women scientists in the life and physical/material sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science since its launch in 2003. In addition to awarding the grants, the program also offers the fellows professional development workshops, facilitated by the program's partner, AAAS, and helps them build networks with accomplished female leaders in corporate, academic, government and scientific fields. The 10th anniversary L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science Award ceremony will take place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Thursday, October 24, 2013.