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New fellowships for women in science


Montreal, QC – L’Oral Canada says it is extending its national For Women in Science program with the launch of two new fellowships of $20,000 each aimed at supporting women scientists in Canada.

L’Oral Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Canadian women scientists at the post-doctoral level can now apply for a Research Excellence fellowship through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) website (http://www.aucc.ca/programs/scholarships/index_e.html). Fellows will be chosen by a six-member jury comprised of members of the Canadian scientific community, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and L’Oral Canada. The winners will then be announced during an official ceremony in November 2006.

The fellowships aim to support major research projects undertaken by women scientists in Canada. “These two new fellowships will reward excellence and enable Canadian women scientists to pursue and expand their research projects,” says Javier San Juan, president & CEO, L’Oral Canada.