L’Oréal USA’s Fellowships For Women in Science Now Accepting 2012 Applications

Five Fellowship Grants Available for Postdoctoral Women Scientists
Oct 18, 2011 10:30 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  New York, NY - October 18, 2011 – L’Oréal USA has opened the application process for the 2012 L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowships Program.  Entering its ninth year, this national program annually recognizes, rewards and provides support to five postdoctoral women researchers in the U.S. who are pursuing careers in the life and physical/material sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering and computer science. L’Oréal USA awards each recipient up to $60,000 to apply toward her postdoctoral research to further help women researchers achieve their goals. 

Since its inception in 2003, the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program has awarded 40 fellowships to women scientists across the U.S.  Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse scientific fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories. The Award selection process includes a two-stage review method. Stage 1 includes a first round review by an interdisciplinary panel of 26 scientists and engineers followed by Stage 2, when a distinguished jury of eminent scientists and engineers reviews the top applications and selects the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science recipients.   The five L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science recipients will be notified in May, 2012. They will participate in a week of events in September that include an awards ceremony, professional development workshops, media training and networking opportunities. In 2012, these workshops, which are facilitated by the program’s partner, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will encompass job search techniques, interviewing skills, budget development for grant requests, and strategies for submissions to peer-reviewed publications.     The L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science program is open only to women postdoctoral researchers. Candidates interested in applying may visit the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science website at http://www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience to obtain more information about program eligibility and requirements. Applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2011 and transcripts must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2011.   For more information, please visit: http://www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience     ABOUT L’ORÉAL A worldwide leader in the cosmetics industry, L’Oréal develops innovative products to meet the diverse needs of customers in 130 countries worldwide. Nearly 3,000 people work in the Group’s 16 research centers, located in France, Asia and America. Their findings are responsible for the registration of hundreds of patents annually. Women represent 55% of the research workforce – a percentage unmatched anywhere else in the industry. www.loreal.com   ABOUT AAAS The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org) and Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.   For more information please contact:   L’ORÉAL USA Virginia Niz 212-984-4474 vniz@us.loreal.com   L’ORÉAL USA Suzie Davidowitz 212-984-4105 sdavidowitz@us.loreal.com     LORE17800