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L’Oréal USA Confirms: Science Needs Women

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The 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship "supports female scientists as they reach a crucial moment in their career, when they are especially likely to leak from the scientific pipeline,” according to Ming Yi, a 2015 For Women in Science fellow.

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Under the program, five U.S.-based women will receive a fellowship grant of $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research through the program. The 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship application period begins on November 30, 2015 and runs until February 5, 2016.

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Since the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program began in 1998, more than 2,250 scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized for their work. I

In the U.S., the For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 60 post-doctoral women scientists nearly $3 million in grants. The 2015 For Women in Science fellows included an exoplanetary astrophysicist, a marine microbiologist, a synthetic biologist, a cancer bioengineer and a condensed matter physicist, each conducting innovative research.

“Women across the country are making scientific breakthroughs every day that are critical to the future of STEM," said said Lauren Paige, vice president public affairs and strategic initiatives at L’Oréal USA. "The For Women in Science program brings these contributions to light with the underlying belief that the world needs science and science needs women.”