NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - L'Oréal USA announced the start of the application period for its 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program. Now entering its tenth year, this national program annually recognizes, rewards, and provides support to five postdoctoral women researchers in the U.S. who are pursuing careers in the life and physical/material sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering and computer science. As part of L'Oréal's commitment to further help women scientists achieve their goals, L'Oréal USA awards each recipient up to $60,000 to apply toward their postdoctoral research.
To date, the L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program has awarded over $2 million in Fellowships to 45 women scientists across the U.S. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse scientific fields, representing some of the nation's leading academic institutions and laboratories. The award selection includes a two-stage review process: a first round review by an interdisciplinary panel of scientists and engineers; followed by a review and deliberation by a distinguished jury of eminent scientists and engineers who select the L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science recipients.
In addition to an award ceremony, the five beneficiaries of the 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program will be invited to participate in professional development workshops and networking opportunities. In 2013, these workshops, which are facilitated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will encompass job search techniques, interviewing skills, budget development for grant requests, and strategies for peer-reviewed publications.
The L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science program is open to women postdoctoral researchers only. For candidates interested in applying, eligibility requirements and more information can be found at the L'Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science website at: http://www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications must be submitted no later than December 20, 2012.
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine (www.sciencetranslationalmedicine.org) and Science Signaling (www.sciencesignaling.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy; international programs; science education; and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, www.eurekalert.org, the premier science-news Web site, a service of AAAS.