L’Oréal-UNESCO Maghreb Regional Fellowships For African Women in Science

Deadline: July 31, 2018.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Maghreb Fellowships For Women in Science 2018 are set to be awarded to 5 young female scientists from 4 different countries of the Maghreb: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Founded in 2007, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowships aim to distinguish young female researchers for the quality of their works and to encourage them to pursue a brilliant career in science.The fellowship is within the framework of a partnership between the L’Oréal Foundation and the National Boards for UNESCO in the 4 previously-named countries.


Partners: National Commission for UNESCO.

Degree Level: PhD or postdoctoral programme.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Fields: This program determines and rewards young talented female researchers in the following fields (Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Biotechnology, Ecology and Chemistry applied to life). Like those of Sciences of the matter (such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, information sciences, earth and universe sciences).

Value: Individual annual fellowship amount is 10, 000.

Type: Fellowship

Number of Fellowships: 5

Eligible Countries:  Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.


  • Eligible for the fellowship applicants who are:
    Applying for a PhD or a post-doctoral fellowship.
  •  Not working permanently in 2018.
  •  Working on your PhD or having obtained it and willing to pursue research in one of the fields cited in paragraph 1.
  •  African, working in one of the 4 countries listed in paragraph 1.
  •  Being aged at most 35 years at the closing date of the call for applications which is 31nd July 2018.

Selection Criteria:

  • Selection criteria of the applicants as established by the jury are the following:
    Excellence of the applicant’s academic portfolio (including number, quality and impact of their publications, conference presentations, patents …).
  •  The scientific quality of the research project.
  •  The innovative and promising character of their research works (relevant, original, unique …) and its implementation in science.
  • The socio-economic impact of the project/ research.
  • The path of the candidate (career…).
    Scholarships must be devoted exclusively to the promotion and development of research and should in no way substitute the responsibilities of laboratory towards its researchers (Displacement, work tools, equipment, and participation in congress…).
    Scholarships are neither renewable nor combined with other research grants.


  • Applications can only be made through the online platform: www.fwis.fr by the applicants themselves.
    An application is considered complete when it contains all of the following parts, in English or in French:
  • A detailed resume (Curriculum Vitae) filled directly in the website www.fwis.fr.
  •  Copies of diplomas obtained starting from the BS.
  •  A copy of an official transcript of undergraduate and graduate studies.
  •  A detailed abstract / description of the research project of a maximum 2 pages
  •  Including research projects in progress
  •  A suggested project of the grant’s use supporting the application and inclusive to some budgetary indications
  •  The list of publications and patents.
  •  Recommendation letters from supervisor and / or director of the scientific institute or school where the thesis has been carried.
  •  Letter of acceptance from the host laboratory for post-doctoral studies.
    Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline as well as applications that do not fulfill the above conditions will not be considered.



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