The United Nations Education Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has initiated a call for Nigerian women involved in research in Life sciences without age limitation. The female rearchers must be engaged in research either at the Doctorate (PhD) or Post graduate level in the field of Life and Environmental sciences such as :
-Earth and Related environmental sciences and
This is part of the 2022 edition of the UNESCO-L'OREAL International Awards. The awards will be selecting one (1) candidate each from each of 5 regions. One determinant factor in the selection process is the place of work of the female candidate in the past 5 years, irrespective of the candidates nationality. Each of the 5 laureates will receive a prize of €100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Euros) at the ceremony to be held in March 2022.
In a notice issued by the Nigeria National Commision For UNESCO a parastal under the Federal Ministry of Education, to apply, all nominees are to upload and submit all documents / applications of candidates in english on or before Monday 31st May 2021 via the link :
According to UNESCO women still represent just 33.3 % (one third) of researchers globally and are leading ground-breaking research across the world. But despite their remarkable discoveries their work rarely gains the recognition it deserves. Only 3% of Nobel Prizes for science have ever been awarded to women, and only 11% of senior research roles are held by women in Europe.