For Women in Science
Friday evening (May 12)
Venue: Henry Ford Building
We are delighted to announce that L’Oréal Deutschland and the German Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard foundation will hold their award ceremony of the For Women in Science fellowship program during the I, Scientist 2017 conference on Friday, 12 May 2017.
The aim of the For Women in Science program is to improve the situation of highly qualified female PhD students and PostDocs with children in Germany. The program wishes to help prevent well-educated women to interrupt or even break off their promising careers due to starting a family. The award supports the fellows so that their knowledge and competences are not getting lost for the scientific community.
During the prize ceremony the fellows will be introduced to the audience by the representatives of the partners. Afterwards there will be a short moderated session of questions and answers with the fellows.
Since 2007, L’Oréal Deutschland, the German Commission for UNESCO, and the Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Foundation, have been supporting outstanding female PhD students and PostDocs in the natural sciences. The three fellows receive a financial support of 20,000 €. Part of the prize money can be used for additional child care and support with domestic work, as well as for coaching, training, and mentoring of the award winners. The rest of the funding is intended for the current institute of the respective award winner. The institute can use the money for projects which permanently improve the ability of combining work and family within the institution as a whole.
The ceremony is a public event. Take part and get to know the three amazing young scientists and role models who manage to combine a family with their outstanding research.