The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland Fellowships Programme for 2016 is now open for applications. They will be awarding five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists a fellowship of £15,000.

The fellowships are open to female postdoctoral researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. We are requesting your help to encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online by the deadline 11 March 2016.

This unique award is designed to provide practical help to aid female post-doctoral researchers 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.