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 2018 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.

  • Jacquelyn Cragg – Excellence in Research Fellowship: PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), University of British Columbia
  • Stefanie N Rezansoff – Excellence in Research Fellowship: PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and Member of the Somers Research Group
  • Erin McConnell – NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
  • Jalina Bielaska Da Silva – 2018 France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Fellowship: PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
  • Adina Madularea – 2018 France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Fellowship: PhD Candidate, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa