I am pleased to announce that the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme is now open for applications. We 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. We are requesting your help to encourage as many applicants as possible to apply online at www.womeninscience.co.uk by the deadline of 25th 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.
I have endeavoured to make it as easy as possible for you to promote these awards and with that in mind you will find the following assets attached to this email:
· PDF of the promotional flyer
· Social Media Graphic
· PDF of the poster
You will also see we will be tweeting about the awards from our account @loreal_uki so please feel free to retweet and share our posts as appropriate.
I hope that you will find these tools useful to help promote, what I’m sure you will agree is a very important award. If you have any questions or feedback relating to the For Women in Science Fellowship Programme, or would like to request hard copy promotional materials, please do not hesitate to contact me.
BFWG AGM 2016 - Resolution on STEM careers
BFWG resolves to inform itself, through contacting relevant organisations and networks about the obstacles, real or perceived, that stand in the way of enabling female post-doctoral graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to take up opportunities for promotion to positions of higher responsibility in leadership, management and research.
A few thoughts.....
GWI President Geeta Desai states that post doctoral students need to be actively taught skills of decision making to make them worthy of the positions they seek.
Do we know whether firms involved with post doctoral students have the policies necessary to facilitate the achievement of positions of higher responsibility ?
Does record keeping by university tutors include investigations that identify the research responsibilities achieved by their students a couple of decades down the line?
What has your LA discovered to date and what are your plans for the new year 2017?
International Day 3rd December
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