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The L’OREAL UNESCO for Women in Science International Awards 2019

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altThe L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Programme has launched the call for nominations for the International Awards 2020 which recognize and support eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five (05) Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science in alternating years.

The 2020 edition of the Award will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the field of Life Sciences, working in the regions namely Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000 for her outstanding contribution made for advancement in scientific research. 

The National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka on behalf of the ‘Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO’ calls for applications for the said Award from prospective applicants in Sri Lanka. Please refer to the attached annex for Rules and Regulations of the 2020 Edition.

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic versions of the following documents by an email to the Director General of the NSF ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with a copy to the Head/International Liaison Division ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) 31st May 2019 at the latest.

1)      A detailed Curriculum Vitae

2)      A brief explanation of why you consider that you are eligible for the L’OREAL UNESCO for Women in Science International Award (200-400 words)and specify your contribution to the country/region.

3)      A list of publications and patents, starting with the most recent

4)      The full text of the ten most significant publications in order of importance with: a brief resume explaining their significance (less than 200 words), number of citations for each paper excluding auto-citations and the impact factor of each journal.

5)      Three to five letters of recommendation from eminent scientists outside the candidate’s home institution.

After the receipt of the e-versions of the application documents, the NSF will submit the nominations to the relevant authority where an international jury of eminent scientists will make the final selection.

More information available at:

For clarifications, please contact International Liaison Division through 011-220-9507.

Application is considered complete only if it includes all of the documents specified above and otherwise will be rejected.

Download : Annex - Rules and Regulations (pdf, 260kb)

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