ABOUT THE L'Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM: since its creation in 1998, the For Women in Science program has expanded each year. To date, the L'Oréal-UNESCO partnership has distinguished 97 eminent women at the height of their scientific careers and supported 2698 promising young women scientists through doctoral and postdoctoral Fellowships. Today, over 2795 women have been recognized in more than 115 countries.
In 2009, two of the 2008 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureates received a Nobel Prize in their field of expertise: Elizabeth Blackburn in Medicine or Physiology and Ada Yonath in Chemistry.
SELECTION CRITERIA: The candidate must be recognized for her personal scientific excellence among the international scientific community – Be actively involved in scientific research – Be involved in any field of the Life Sciences – Not be directly or personally involved in the For Women in Science program, as a jury member or otherwise, in any country.
MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS & RENOMINATIONS: if you wish to nominate several candidates or re-nominate a candidate you presented in the past, you may do so.
* More information and the nomination forms are available on www.forwomeninscience.com.