27 March 2017
As part of our commitment to recognising incredible early-career women scientists, the Australian and New Zealand L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship provides its Fellows with financial support, professional training, exposure and engagement.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships were established in 1998 at an international level. In 2007 the Fellowships were launched in Australia and New Zealand.
The Fellowships provides:
The Fellowship funding will aid the Fellows’ research and career progression. They may use the funds for equipment, employment of a research assistant/technical support, conference /research training attendance or support in the form of child care.
All of our Fellows complete a comprehensive media and communications seminar. This is an integral part of the For Women in Science Fellowship, providing confidence and the ability to discuss research with the broader community and specifically the media. During the seminar we also work closely with the Fellows to develop their research story.
This training works on highlighting the Fellows passion for science, the focus of their research and its significance within Australia and the world. We also look at their desire to overcome any barriers faced by women within the scientific world, to become the future leaders within their research fields.
Throughout the year of the Fellowship we promote our Fellows and their research to both the scientific community but also main stream media. Telling the stories of our Fellows is critical for three main reasons.