L’Oréal Unesco For Women in Science beurzen

The LNVH is (founding) partner of the Dutch L'Oréal-Unesco FWiS-programme, together with Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW). Two fellowships, grants of €30.000 each, will be awarded with the intention to advance the academic career of women researches three to ten years after they have finished a PhD.

The Fellowships offer women researchers a stay in an interdisciplinary and international academic environment at NIAS-KNAW in Amsterdam for a period of one semester. Exempted from regular administrative, (and/or) clinical and teaching tasks, the researchers get the opportunity to focus on broadening and deepening their research and writing publications or grant proposals.


The International Programme

The Dutch FWiS fellowship programme is part of a prestigious international programme that is a collaboration between Unesco and L’Oréal. Since 1998, more than 3900 women from 110 countries have received a fellowship or award. Five of them have gone on to win a Nobel Prize, including the Nobel Prize winners of 2020 for Chemistry, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.


Application Process 2023

In line with the international FWiS-programme, the call for applications for the Dutch fellowships is this year extended to include women researchers from both the Life Sciences and the STEM disciplines.

Applicants will have to provide a full description of max. 1500 words of the proposed project before the 1st of March 2023. Those who will be awarded with the fellowship can start their period of stay at NIAS-KWAS early September 2023 or early February 2024. The application form and more information on the regulations and the content of the project proposals can be found via the links below. 

For more information you can contact dr. Jon Verriet at jverriet@unesco.nl, +31 6 3986 5414 or drs. Lidwien Poorthuis at poorthuis@lnvh.nl, + 31 6 15207225.


Laureates of Previous Years

Find more information on the laureates of previous years here.