Created in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards programme identifies and supports eminent women in science throughout the world. Each year, five Awards Laureates are recognised for their contributions to the advancement of science, in life or physical sciences in alternating years.


Each of the five Laureates receive an award of €100 000.


To be considered eligible for an award, it is necessary to be nominated in writing by an eminent scientist.

The 2021 International Awards will designate five outstanding researchers in physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, each working in one of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America.

Application and nomination procedure

Nominations can only be submitted electronically through the online platform. This online registration platform will respectively enable you: to nominate candidates for the international awards or to participate in the different selection processes. 


For more information visit the L'Oréal Foundation website.