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Unesco for Women in Science Maghreb Young Talents Fellowship (10 000 Euro)

Unesco for Women in Science Maghreb Young Talents Fellowship (10 000 Euro)

Deadline: 31 July  2020

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Maghreb Young Talents aim at promoting the participation of young women in science. This program determines and rewards young talented female researchers in the Life Sciences  and the Physical Sciences

Founded in 2007, the L’Oréal-UNESCO Maghreb Programme aims to distinguish young women researchers for the quality of their works and to encourage them to pursue a brilliant career in science.

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Maghreb Young Talents 2020 are set to be awarded to 5 young women scientists from 4 different countries of the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The Maghreb Young Talents Programme is established within the framework of a partnership between the Foundation L’Oréal and UNESCO.


  • The individual fellowship is worth up to €10,000.
  • Participation in the Maghreb Fellowships awarding ceremony to be held in Morocco, in 2021.
  • Coverage of the cost of travelling and accommodation for Fellows non-residents in Morocco by L’Oréal Maroc.


Eligible for the fellowship applicants who are:

  • Applying for a PhD or post-doctoral studies.
  • Not working permanently in 2020.
  • Working on a PhD or having obtained it and willing to pursue research in one of the fields cited in paragraph 1.
  • Max 35 year old at the closing date of the call for applications (31 July 2020).
  • Eligible Regions: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia


Application Process

  • Applications can only be submitted through the online platform: www.fwis.fr by the applicants themselves.
  • An application is considered complete when it consists of all the following documents, 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 maximum 2 pages.
    • Other research projects in progress.
    • A suggested project of the grant’s use, including a draft budget.
    • The list of publications and patents.
    • Recommendation letters from supervisor(s) and/or director of the scientific institute or school where the thesis has been carried out.
    • Letter of acceptance from the host laboratory for post-doctoral studies.


For more information and how to apply, please visit the official webpage




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