The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with L'OREAL Foundation is offering 15 fellowships for young women active in the field of life sciences.
The initial fellowship is for a maximum period of 12 months, for a maximum sum of $20,000. The fellowship can be extended for up to 12 additional months with up to $20,000 additional funding upon request of the Fellow and validation of the Selection Committee. Candidates must already be engaged in pursuing research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in one or allied fields of life sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology.
Candidates must be no more than 35 years old (applicants born before 1 January 1978 will not be considered under this programme). Preference will be given to candidates already possessing at the time of application a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the field of the life sciences. However, candidatures from students pursuing studies/research leading to a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) will also be entertained.
Possible date of commencing the project: Any time between 1 March 2013 - 1 March 2014.
The research proposal should cover the following points: the concrete nature of the proposed project's contribution to the life sciences; its innovative, original aspects; the expected results or impact of the research project being undertaken; the proposed country, where research will be undertaken and the name and address of the host institute/laboratory; the time-framework explicitly stating the proposed starting date and the suggested duration of research which should be of twelve months maximum; a detailed budget estimate indicating the resources required for the candidate to undertake the proposed research.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications via the online platform at the following link until 15 June 2012 and inform Ministry of Science and National Commission of Montenegro about application: https://www.eudonet.com/v7/app/specif/EUDO_03816/Fwis_International/Default.aspx
All applications should be sent to National Comission for UNESCO (Njegoseva str. Cetinje) not later than 29 June 2012.
Additional information: Ministry of Science, Milena Milonjic, phone: +382 20 405 307,