The L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science

How to submit an application

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science include an important outreach component. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO supports the administration and promotion of these awards. Award-winners are invited to participate in conferences, give media interviews and serve as mentors in the L’Oréal Canada for Girls in Science program.

How to receive an award in Canada

  • The application process is open to all women candidates, who can apply through Awards partners.
  • Universities Canada manages the two L’Oréal-UNESCO Excellence in Research Fellowships of $20,000 each.
  • Two $5,000 PhD fellowships are awarded under the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF).
  • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awards a $10,000 postdoctoral fellowship.

Winners of the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science, with support from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

The following women were recognized for their outstanding scientific research.

  • Marie-Ève Lebel – Excellence in Research Fellowship: PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Melichar Laboratory, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre
  • Kelly Suschinsky – Excellence in Research Fellowship: PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, SAGE Laboratory, Queen’s University
  • Mélanie Françoise Guigueno – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Natural Resources Sciences, McGill University
  • Stéphanie Gamache – 2017 France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Fellowship: M. Sc. Erg. Doctoral student at Université Laval's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), and Occupational therapist at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale Nationale, IRDPQ site, Community Integration program.
  • Danielle McRae – 2017 France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Fellowship: PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Western University