‘For Women in Science’-prizes for Rising Talent: call for nominations

3 Dec 2020

‘For Women in Science’-prizes for Rising Talent: call for nominations

‘For Women in Science’-prize for Rising Talent is open for nominations. 

LNVH is proud partner of the Dutch FWIS Programme, of which the Rising Talent Prizes are part. Other partners are: NIAS-KNAW, L'O'real Nederland, Unesco, and KHMW.


About the Rising Talent Prizes
L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) have joined hands to offer national prizes to young  Female researchers as part of the Netherlands L’Oréal Unesco For Women in Science programme. The For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes are a recent addition to the national For  Women in Science programme, which was founded in 2012 as part of the international partnership between L’Oréal and Unesco - For Women in Science (FWIS).

FWIS has two international award competitions alongside national awards and prizes in different countries. Since the inaugural year in 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have strived to support and recognize accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress. Each year, five Awards Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences in alternating years. In addition to its annual Awards, the L’Oréal-UNESCO partnership has established the International Rising Talents program, which is designed to accelerate the advancement of young women in science globally. The International Rising Talents are chosen among the doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who have received fellowships from L’Oréal-UNESCO ForWomen in Science’s national and regional programs.

The aim of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes is to advance the academic careers of young women researchers in the Netherlands holding a position as PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow in STEM or Life Sciences, with a maximum of three years post-PhD academic experience.

Who may apply
Women researchers currently enrolled as PhD candidate or holding a postdoc position in a Dutch research institute or university and with a maximum of three years post-PhD academic experience, may apply. Maternity leave, part-time work and family care will be taken into account and, if applicable, the upper limit of three years can be extended by up to 18 months per child (the actual leave taken counts).

Applicants submit an application on a current research topic in one of the following science disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Life Sciences.
As the aim of this programme is to improve the career prospects of women researchers in the Netherlands, only researchers with a permanent or temporary contract at a Dutch university or research institute are eligible to apply. Zero-hour contracts or visiting researcher positions do not apply. The Call is open from November 30th 2020 until January 20th 2021.


For more information on the rules and regulations and nominations, click here.


Have a look at the first prize winner of 2019, Jorinde van de Vis: