L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian & New Zealand Program

Applications close
11.59pm Friday 28th April 2023 (AEDT)
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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian & New Zealand Program

The For Women in Science (FWIS) program was founded in 1998 with a simple aim; to ensure that women are fairly represented at all levels in science.

For its sixth year, L'Oréal Australia and New Zealand will connect the current L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows with passionate and ambitious female PhD students as part of their mentoring scheme.

2023 applications for the mentoring scheme are now open through their website – www.forwomeninscience.com.au.  Applications will be closing soon at 11.59pm Friday 28th April 2023 (AEDT). 

Our For Women in Science Fellows have established themselves as exceptional researchers, communicators, and leaders within their scientific fields. We know how important it is for female role models to inspire and instil confidence into other women, especially in the early stages of their career. We believe by fostering a mentoring scheme where our Fellows can share their knowledge and experience to budding female scientists, we will provide an invaluable opportunity to develop the necessary skills and instil confidence in our future women leaders.

To be eligible as a mentee, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a PhD student (either full-time or part-time) at an Australian or New Zealand university or research institute.
  • Have completed at least 1 year of their PhD (or received confirmation of candidature).
  • Work within scientific fields including life sciences (including medical sciences), physical sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics. Psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this mentoring program.

PhD candidates will be selected based on the following key selection criteria:

  • Clearly identified strengths and weaknesses.
  • Addressing any relevant ambitions or goals for your future and how a mentor could facilitate your success in achieving these.