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UK & Ireland Women in Science Fellowship scheme

Each year five Fellowships worth £15,000 are awarded to outstanding women scientists in the early stages of their career to facilitate promising scientific research. The Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish University to support a 12 month period of Postdoctoral research in any area of physical or life sciences - including maths, engineering and computing science.  Fellows benefit from a raft of career and life enhancing experiences such as media training, personal impact coaching, speaking opportunities, networking events and access to senior mentors and role models. 

Candidates must have less than 10 years’ Postdoctoral experience and not hold a permanent academic post.  Applications are welcomed from candidates who wish to re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research.  

The 2018 Fellowship Scheme is now open.  Please visit the website www.womeninscience.co.uk for more information and to apply before the deadline of 16 February 2018.

Women in Science Laureates: Physical Sciences Edition

The 2017 edition of the Awards will celebrate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences (chemistry, physics etc.), working in the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.  

Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000 to further their impactful research.

Please visit the awards website for more information and to nominate an outstanding female researcher.

The Call for Nominations for the 2018 scheme will open on 31 March 2018.