GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

 
  Share

It's time for Women in Science to Shine
Program to award fellowships worth EUR 84,000 to outstanding female scientists in the GCC and Yemen 

Dubai, 21 February 2018 –   L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship is once again looking for worthy candidates for this year's program. The annual initiative, in partnership with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, President of Zayed University, aims to recognize and promote women pursuing science in the region. 

The initiative supports Arab women scientists and researchers in the region to pursue scientific research by awarding valuable fellowships. This year fellowships of EUR 84,000 will be given to 6 Arab female scientists either holding a PhD degree or are currently PhD students in the fields of Life Sciences or Physical Sciences and working in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. 

“Started 20 years ago, L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science was the first-of-its-kind initiative with a firm belief that the scientific community needs more women to actively pursue new horizons. In our region, the initiative was launched in 2014; and since then fellowships worth AED 1.5 million have been given to 18 remarkable women scientists from the region; four of whom were recognized at an international level. Our primary focus is to enable women to pursue an education and a dynamic career in science in the GCC and Yemen,” said Remi Chadapaux, Managing Director of L'Oréal Middle East. 

Supporting women in the research field since 1998, L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science has recognized and honored 2,800 exceptional female scientists from 115 countries. The foundation has honored 97 awards laureates for excellence in science, including two women who went on to win the Nobel Prize.

Through the initiative, 2,723 promising young women scientists received fellowships to pursue their research projects. in 2017, out of the 9000 applications received worldwide, L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science awarded 275 fellowships to the most deserving women scientists. The program involved insights and support from over 43 high-level global scientific institutions; and the selection process was carried out by 353 scientists, including 31 L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Laureates. 

By providing them with fellowships at crucial points in their careers, it also aims to break the barriers of gender stereotypes and dated notions; and therefore, helps promote gender equality for women working in scientific fields. 

All applications will be evaluated by a Pan Arab panel of eminent scientists, chaired by Prof. Mouïn Hamzé President of the Jury & Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research – Lebanon (CNRS-L). 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6063 times
Posted on : Wednesday, February 21, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Minister of Education Announces Qasr Al Bahr Initiative at NSTI Festival and Grants Sultan Binbader ...
Next Story : Upsets and Thrills on Opening Day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Mouawad Acquires The 51.38 Carat Dynasty Diamond From ALROSA
Panasonic's latest LUMIX DMC-TZ220 is the Ultimate Travel Companion
Summer Spirit
Instantly Refreshed Hair with HASK
Build Your Perfect Skincare Routine with Essentials from Glambeaute.com
Joyalukkas brings joy to hundreds around the world with summer gold bar giveaway
How to choose the right mascara
Introducing the GUESS Jeans Fall 2018 Collection
Kaya Skin Clinic's Expertise is pushing the Boundaries of Botox
Tissot Chrono XL NBA Team Collection Sporty Gets Smart
Cerruti 1881 MOLVENO timepiece and cufflinks
Transform your look with the ‘Perfect Brows'
Creating #futureclassic: Swatch Launches Skin Irony Collection
Hour Choice presents Coach Astor Collection
Joyalukkas adds a new destination for jewellery lovers in Al-Balad, Jeddah, KSA
Head to Modhesh World for Summer Fun Before the School Run
Delicious Whole Cakes at Sophie's Café from AED99
FALL 2018
Carl F. Bucherer Presents Adamavi Collection
Dual Front Camera and Artificial Intelligence Power the Next Generation Super Selfies
13 Emirati Authors Launched into the Portuguese Book Market
Never Run Out of Space for Those Joyful Summer Holiday Memories With Western Digital
Ferrari introduces the world's first low-bake paint technology
Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2018 H1 Business Results
Business Wear by Hugo Boss
Scuderia Ferrari presents ASPIRE collection
“The world is thirsty for an Arab superhero"
Favourite florals: Bloom with our top floral picks from bebe
The new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph in bronze and high-tech ceramic
This Eid gift your someone special from the Hour Choice Eid Special collections.
Carl F. Bucherer's Global Brand Ambassador Li Bingbing and Her Carl F. Bucherer ...
Joyalukkas opens newest showroom in Kuwait at Farwaniya
The Marriott International cyclist team completes 600km R2A cycle challenge
This Eid gift your someone special from the Hour Choice Eid Special collections
The Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light
New Addition to the HUAWEI Nova 3 Series: On-trend and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3...
Calligraphy, etching and Palestinian embroidery: Learn it all at Tashkeel this S...
Big Android Breakthrough: Huawei's power packed GPU Turbo upgrade will turn you...
‘The Little Things' That Makes Summer All The More Enjoyable
Garment Grooming at its Finest with Champion Cleaners
XTouch Announces the Launch of the Robot Family Range of Rugged Mobile Phones
Let your kids enjoy some dancing at James & Alex Dance Studios
MEFMA reaffirms commitment to promote entrepreneurship & innovation across local...
The 2nd Edition of the Phanes Group Solar Incubator set to kick off 7th August 2018
du LaLiga HPC Top Talents Arrive in Spain for 21-day Annual Scouting Camp
Nazih Introduces New Dr. Renaud Skincare Range
Danube Properties' Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, sold out i...
Hilton Launches New Platform Dedicated to Offering Guests Bespoke, Unforgettable...
Picking the Perfect Coffee Table with Home and Soul Dubai
VIP Golf Austin Offers Golf Packages For the Avid Tourist