The 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme, is now open for applications, and will be awarding five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a bursary of £15,000.

The fellowships are open to female early-career researchers working in the fields of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. I would like to ask you to encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online at by the deadline of 25 January 2017.

This unique award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral in continuing their cutting-edge research. The fellowship can be spent as the fellow wishes; it could buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs or be used to fund conference travel.