L’Oreal Egypt announced the extension of the application time in the second Egyptian edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO initiative for ‘Women in Science’ in the field of scientific research, until 6 June. This is in order to support and encourage more women in the fields of scientific research and in the areas of life sciences and engineering.
The winners will be announced in late October this year, where three Egyptian female researchers will win the fellowship, one in the PhD stage, and two in the doctoral stage.
The ‘Women in Science’ initiative has succeeded in encouraging and supporting more than 3,000 researchers from 117 countries through the local and regional programme edition, obtained by 19 researchers and other Egyptian scientists.
L’Oreal launched the Egyptian edition of the ‘Women in Science’ programme in 2018, in cooperation with the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, and the UNESCO regional office in Egypt to support and encourage more successful distinguished Egyptian researchers in the field of science, to present them as inspiring models for new generations, as well as to encourage women in science.
The evaluation for the researches would be conducted through a committee of senior researchers and scientists. The committee will be headed by the Chairperson of the jury of the L’Oréal-UNESCO ‘ Women in Science’ programme, Najwa Abdel Majid, a professor of human genetics in the Department of Research for Children with Special Needs, and who also heads the research team at the National Center for Scientific Research.