Within the framework of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme, UNESCO have launched the call for nominations for the 2022 International Awards. The 2022 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the life and environmental sciences. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000 for her contribution to advances in scientific research at a ceremony to be held in March 2022. Since the beginning of the programme in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards have honoured 117 laureates, five of whom have also won the Nobel Prize. Scientists around the world are invited to nominate candidates for the 2022 Awards, and an international jury of eminent scientists makes the final selection.
Candidates must be nominated by eminent scientists, such as heads of scientific institutions, members of national science academies or other national scientific institutions, research chairs, professors, etc. Eligible nominators may put forward more than one candidate. Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the www.forwomeninscience.com. The platform is the only tool for submitting candidates’ applications and monitoring the selection process. No paper applications will be accepted.
Nominators will have to sign into the platform and upload all the necessary documents in order to submit the candidate’s application. Following the implementation of a new application platform, nominators of previous editions will be asked to reset their password when they first log in, for data security reasons and in accordance with the GDPR. New nominators will need to create a user id and password.
Please note that nomination files must be submitted by midnight on 31 May 2021. Only completed nominations received through the platform by this deadline will be considered.