L’Oreal Baltic Fellowships


Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO ForWomen in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote talented women in science, to reduce gender inequality, to inspire the next generation of women.  Since the launch of the programme, more than 2500 women researchers from over 112 countries have received support for building their career.

In 2017, outstanding Estonian woman researchers have an opportunity to join the programme: one fellowship of 6000 EUR will be awarded to a PhD under the age of 40 working in Estonia in the field of life and environmental sciences or physical sciences.

The call was open from 23 January 2017, with deadline on 7 March 2017. In total, 23 applications from Estonia were submitted. A jury established by the Estonian Academy of Sciences will evaluate the applications. The Fellowship Board, composed of the representative of L'Oreal Baltic, President of the Academy Tarmo Soomere and Chairperson of the Estonian National Commission of UNESCO Kristin Kuutma, will take the final decision.

The winner will be announced in the end of April; the winner will receive the award at the official ceremony that will be held in Riga, Latvia on May 26, 2017.