The prize is awarded by The L'Oréal Foundation, The Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, and The Young Academy of Sweden to encourage promising women in the early stages of their research career in science and creating role models for future generations. The prize will be awarded next time in 2021 and the call for applications is open from June 1st until September 27th 2020. Please refer to the Rules and regulations (see PDF below, in Swedish) for complete information on the call and the criteria for evaluation.

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Prize Sweden is awarded to identify, encourage and reward women in research who have demonstrated great potential in science (including medicine), physics, technology or mathematics, and whose work contributes to a sustainable development and in solving humanity's greatest challenges.

The prize awards two prominent women in research, for their accomplishments and development towards independency, with the purpose to encourage a continued research career. The prize amount of 150.000 SEK each will be awarded to researchers who gained their Ph.D. 2016 or later and have a position at a university or research institution in Sweden. The awardees are also offered a one year mentor program hosted by the Young Academy of Sweden.

Call for application the 2021 prize

The application period is open from June 1 2020 to September 27 2020. Applications may be written in Swedish or English. Full details of the criteria for applications and evaluation are found in the PDF below (in Swedish).

For questions regarding the prize, please contact Young Academy of Sweden, Anna Wetterbom. For questions regarding the application system, please contact Anna Kjellström.

The prize ceremony will be held in Stockholm on March 8th 2021 to honour the International Women’s Day.

Further info on the FWIS call is also available on the YAS web site in English