L’Oréal-UNESCO Uluslararası Ödülleri 2023 yılında Fiziki Bilimler, Matematik ve Bilgisayar Bilimleri alanlarında verilecektir. Ödüllere uluslararası alanda başarılı bilim kadınlarını aday gösterme işlemi elektronik olarak https://www.forwomeninscience.com adresinden yapılmaktadır.
Aday göstermek için son başvuru tarihi 31 Mayıs 2022 olarak bildirilmiştir.
Aşağıdaki beş bölgede çalışan beş seçkin bilim insanı ödül almaya hak kazanacaktır.
Aday gösterilecek olan araştırmacıların belirlenmesindeki faktör araştırmacıların uyruğu değil, çalışmalarını en az son 5 yıldır yürütmekte oldukları yer olacaktır. Beş bölgenin her biri için bir aday seçilecektir. Araştırmacıların her biri için ödül miktarı 100.000 Avro’dur.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
L’ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
PHYSICAL SCIENCES – MATHEMATICS – COMPUTER SCIENCE
Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards recognize and
support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Laureates are recognized
for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences,
Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years.
The 2023 edition of the International Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers
in the field of Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, working in the following
– Africa and the Arab States
– Asia and the Pacific
– Latin America and the Caribbean
– North America
One candidate will be selected for each of the five regions, the determining factor being the place of
work for at least 5 years, not the nationality of the candidate.
Each of the five Laureates will receive an Award of €100,000.
2. Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must:
– Be recognized for her scientific excellence by the international scientific community,
– Be actively involved in scientific research,
– Work in any of the scientific fields listed in Appendix 1.
There is no age limit for the candidate.
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3. Selection Criteria
The candidates’ selection criteria are the following:
– The candidate’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of science,
– The impact of the candidate’s research on the current state of the relevant scientific field
(number, quality and impact of publications, conference presentations, patents),
– The recognition of the candidate by peers within her discipline through publications,
– The recognition of the candidate’s commitments to education, teaching activities,
mentoring and/or to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals more broadly.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards are non-renewable.
Scientists around the world are invited to nominate candidates for the L’Oréal-UNESCO For
Women in Science International Awards.
To be considered eligible, it is necessary to be nominated by an eminent scientist. Self-nominations
are not eligible, nor nominations from immediate family members. Teams are not eligible for
Qualified nominators may be:
➢ Heads of University or Scientific Institutions,
➢ Members of Academies of Science,
➢ Holders of Research Chairs,
➢ Full professors,
➢ Former Laureates of the For Women in Science International Awards,
➢ at a minimum holders of a PhD in Science.
Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online dedicated platform:
https://www.forwomeninscience.com/ and must be written in English.
Since a new application platform has been implemented in 2021, previous nominators logging on to
this new website for the first time will be asked to reset their password for data security reasons (in
accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation). If new to the system, the nominator will
need to create a user ID and password.
An application is considered complete only if it includes all of the following documents:
– A brief explanation of why the nominator considers the candidate to be eligible for the
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards (200-400 words).
– A suggested quotation for the general public if the candidate is selected. This should be a
concise statement (maximum of 40 words) describing the key technical or professional
accomplishment for which the candidate deserves the Award. Note that the Jury will
approve the final official Laureates’ statements.
– A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 to 3 pages). The nominator is requested toinclude
in the CV (or in the publications list) any reference to the candidate’s scientific social
networks and/or websites (such as ResearchGate, ORCID, personal website).
– A list of all the candidate’s publications.
– A list of the most significant patents starting with the most recent one.
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– A list of the 10 most significant publications in order of importance with: a brief summary
explaining their significance and why they are so relevant according to the Nominator (less
than 150 words by publication); the number of citations for each paper excluding autocitations, and the impact factor of each journal, if relevant. Please, add a link to access all
publications mentioned in the list. If for some of the publications the related links are not
available, please upload them in pdf, if possible, or at least provide fully detailed article
references including all the authors.
– Three to five letters of recommendation from eminent scientists outside the candidate’s
Nominations that are incomplete or received after Tuesday, May 31st 2022, as well as applications
that do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.
Nominations are valid for two editions of the International Awards in Physical Sciences,
Mathematics and Computer science. Unsuccessful nominations submitted for the 2023 edition will
be held on file and nominators will be invited to update the candidates’ information when the next
call for nominations opens (April 2024 for the 2025 edition).
5. Laureates’ Selection
• Peer review pre-selection
Through a peer review process, an experts’ panel from a variety of disciplines in Physical Sciences,
Mathematics and Computer Science will examine all submitted nominations.
After the experts’ evaluation, a shortlist of around 10 candidates per each of the 5 regions (no more
than 50 candidates in total) will be sent for assessment to the For Women in Science International
Jury in Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science.
• Jury selection
The For Women in Science International Jury in Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer
Science is composed of distinguished members of the international scientific community and chaired
by Professor Artur Avila, Professor at Institute of Mathematics University of Zurich (Switzerland),
Extraordinary Researcher at IMPA (Instituto de Mathematica Pura e Aplicada) Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil) and Fields medal winner in 2014.
The Jury will evaluate the candidates pre-selected by the peer reviewers, in accordance with the
selection criteria mentioned in Paragraph 3.
Before the Jury’s deliberation meeting, which will be held in September 2022, the Jury will review
and discuss the best nominations for each region. The Jury will decide the final selection of the five
Laureates by a majority vote. Its decision is final and without appeal. It cannot be contested or
subject to explanation or justification.
The results will be communicated by phone to the Laureates a few days after the deliberation.
However, they must remain confidential until the official announcement.
6. Laureates’ commitments
Each Laureate will receive a €100,000 Award, which is presented personally to the Laureate, in
recognition of her commitment and contribution to the advancement of scientific research.
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The Fondation L’Oréal will make the payment of the Award directly to the Laureates a few months
after the deliberation and upon reception of the necessary original documents for the wire transfer
The Awards are not transferable for any other purpose whatsoever.
The Laureates notably commit to:
– Participate in the International Awards ceremony and all related events (interviews,
training, presentations, dinners, visits) that will be organized around the “For Women in
Science Week”. The Fondation L’Oréal will cover travel and accommodation expenses
related to the Laureates’ trip.
– Keep the announcement confidential until the official announcement and not contact the
media before that date.
The Laureates agree to be photographed, filmed and interviewed for non-commercial objectives and
For Women in Science Program-related purposes. These photos, videos and texts will be used in
publications and audiovisual means, including but not limited to written press, television, internet,
outdoor display, corporate publications, exhibitions, in France and worldwide. The image of the
Laureates can be used for promotion of science among the younger generation, particularly young
women. Each of the Laureates will sign a separate written audiovisual authorization. The Laureates
will not receive any remuneration for such promotional activity.
7. Provisional Timetable
Nominations opening date: Monday, April 11th 2022
Nominations closing date: Tuesday, May 31st 2022
Pre-selection by peer review: early June to early July 2022
Examination by the Jury: mid-July to early-September 2022
Jury deliberation meeting: mid-September 2022
For Women in Science week: March 2023 (to be confirmed)
For Women in Science Awards Ceremony: March 2023 (to be confirmed)
– Applied mathematics
– Pure mathematics
– Statistics and probability
COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCES
– Computer sciences, information science and bioinformatics
– Analytical chemistry
– Colloid chemistry
– Inorganic and nuclear chemistry
– Organic chemistry
– Physical chemistry, Polymer science, Electrochemistry (dry cells,
batteries, fuel cells, corrosion metals, electrolysis)
– Astronomy (including astrophysics, space science)
– Atomic, molecular and chemical physics (physics of atoms and
molecules including collision, interaction with radiation; magnetic
resonances; Mossbauer effect)
– Condensed matter physics (including formerly solid-state physics,
– Fluids and plasma physics (including surface physics)
– Nuclear physics
– Optics (including laser optics and quantum optics), Acoustics
– Particles and fields physics
EARTH & RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
– Climatic research
– Environmental sciences
– Geochemistry and geophysics
– Geosciences, multidisciplinary
– Meteorology and atmospheric sciences
– Oceanography, Hydrology, Water resources
– Physical geography