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Women scientists are leading ground-breaking research across the world. But despite their remarkable discoveries, women still represent just 33,3 %* of researchers globally, and their work rarely gains the recognition it deserves. Less than 4 % of Nobel Prizes for science have ever been awarded to women, and only 11 %* of senior research roles are held by women in Europe. As the world hurtles towards a future threatened by climate change and resource scarcity, the global scientific community must lose no time in recognizing and promoting women scientists’ achievements.

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The Fondation L’Oréal and UNESCO have worked together for more than 20 years to help empower more women scientists to achieve scientific excellence and participate equally in solving the great challenges facing humanity. Working in the Physical sciences, Formal sciences and Life sciences on five different continents, these eminent women researchers are helping to change the world through their discoveries, and are also role models for younger generations of women researchers who want to pursue their scientific careers and break the glass ceiling. Each year, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programs also support more than 250 talented young women researchers. Through its 52 regional and national programs, the Fondation L’Oréal and UNESCO support them at a crucial period in their careers, during their thesis or post-doctoral studies.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talents for Women in Science program aims to promote and support the involvement of young women in scientific research. This program identifies and rewards talented young women researchers in life and environmental sciences, material sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, engineering and technology. Since its creation, more than 55 endowments have been awarded to young women researchers for the quality of their research work.

For this 15th edition, 5 endowments will be awarded to encourage young female researchers currently in doctoral or post-doctoral studies to pursue a brilliant scientific career.


Morocco, Algeria


  • The awarded doctoral candidates will each receive an endowment of €10,000.
  • The awarded post-doctoral fellows will each receive an endowment of €10,000. They must work in a laboratory or a research institute in the same countries.
  • The L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talents Maghreb For Women in Science program grants will be awarded by the L’Oréal Foundation and are part of a partnership with UNESCO.


  • Be enrolled in at least the second year of a doctorate (female doctoral candidates),
  • Be in post-doctoral studies and have defended their thesis before the call for applications (post-doctoral candidates),
  • To carry out her research work in the following countries MAroc Algeria Tunisia or Libya, in the fields of life and environmental sciences, matter, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences,
  • Do not have a permanent position before receiving the Award.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

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  • an application file is already open with your account
  • your account is not affiliated to the right program (refer to point 2.)
  • the call for applications is closed (please check the dates of the call for applications)

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2022 (17 Days Remaining)

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