Foundation / Corporation
L’Oreal USA and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellowships to USA and Puerto Rico female postdoctoral scientists who have contributed to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Consideration is given to talented applicants from diverse STEM fields who represent leading academic institutions and laboratories. The award is intended to support the applicant’s research project and provide career advancement. Candidates should also show a commitment to supporting women and girls in science.
Fellowship funds can be used for tuition fees, attendance at meetings and conferences, hiring support staff (including undergraduate and graduate students), laboratory supplies, publication costs, computer and technical support, equipment, and instruments. Applicants may allocate up to 10% of their total budget estimate for community service or outreach projects beyond the scope of their proposed research plan (e.g., hosting a science workshop for K12 students with a local outreach organization). International travel is allowed.
Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science and/or mathematics fields. For specific eligible areas of study, see the table here: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/FellowshipFAQ2020.pdf#page=2
Selected winners must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events).
GrantWatch ID#: 166788
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each.
Winning fellows will have one year from the awards ceremony (November 2020) to complete their twenty hours of service.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm
Letters of recommendation can either be submitted electronically through the online application submission site (preferred) or can be mailed directly from all references to:
L'Oréal USA For Women in Science
Attn: Allison Gonzalez
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
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