Four $25,000, one-year fellowships for early-career women scientists.

2015 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships applications are now closed.

Click here for more information about previous winners.




Read profiles of our 2014 Fellows below.

Dr Elena Tucker | Dr Vanessa Kellermann | Dr Cara Doherty

2014 - Dr Elena Tucker

Solving genetic disease mysteries

2014 - Dr Vanessa Kellermann

How flies can help us predict the future

2014 - Dr Cara Doherty

Clean water with crystals

2013 - Dr Misty Jenkins

When killing saves lives: our immune system at work

2013 - Dr Kathryn Holt

Tracking the spread of deadly diseases

2013 - Dr Joanne Whittaker

How Australia and India broke up -100 million years ago

2012 - Dr Suetonia Palmer

Giving patients more control of their lives

2012 - Dr Kylie Mason

New treatments for blood cancers

2012 - Dr Baohua Jia

More efficient solar cells with quantum dots

2011 - Tracy Ainsworth

The complex life of coral

2011 - Georgina Such

A smarter way to deliver drugs

2011 - Eve McDonald-Madden

Can we save the tiger with mathematics?

2010 - Rowena Martin

Fighting back against malaria

2010 - Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat

How does breast cancer start?

2010 - Deanna D’Alessandro

Mopping up gases

2009 - Zenobia Jacobs

How did we get here?

2009 - Tamara Davis

On the hunt for dark energy

2009 - Marnie Blewitt

Reading the Genome

2008 - Natalie Borg

Crystallising a career in immunology

2008 - Erika Cretney

Unravelling the complexity of the immune system

2008 - Angela Moles

Big ecology: from tundra to rainforest, desert to savanna

2008 - Amanda Barnard

Are nanoparticles safe?

2007 - Sarah Pryke

Life and love amongst the finches

2007 - Jenny Gunton

Could Vitamin D have a role in diabetes?

2007 - Ilana Feain

School girls join study to understand black holes and the birth of stars

2007 - Catriona Bradshaw

New ways of looking at old diseases

Margaret Brimble wins global chemistry award

21 May 2015

Congratulations to L’Oreal Laureate and For Women in Science jury member Margaret Brimble on winning a global chemistry award – being recognised once again as an outstanding achiever in her field. Here’s what the NZ Herald had to say about the win… Kiwi professor wins global chemistry award A leading New Zealand chemistry professor has scooped up […]

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17th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

19 March 2015

Australian Fellow, Dr. Kathryn Holt wins International Science Award PARIS, MARCH 18th 2015. Last night in Paris, Dr Kathryn HOLT, Australian scientist along with 14 promising young researchers and 5 leading women scientists was honored by the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Ceremony before an audience of key opinion leaders, from the worlds of science, […]

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Dr Kat Holt recieves International Rising Talent award in Paris

18 March 2015
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Dr Kat Holt is currently in Paris, where she was presented with a 2015 L’Oréal International Rising Talent award. Kat’s work ranges from typhoid, to hospital superbugs, to the role of bacteria in asthma.  She uses genomics, supercomputers and powerful analytical tools to track and understand the spread of bacteria. Since receiving a 2013 L’Oréal […]

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2015 applications are now open

6 March 2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to help early-career female scientists consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. This year there are four Fellowships: Three $25,000 L’Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships The inaugural $25,000 L’Oréal New […]

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NZ female scientists eligible for inaugural $25,000 award

6 March 2015

Australasia’s premier women in science award is expanding with the addition of a NZ$25,000 fellowship specifically for early-career female scientists in New Zealand. In 2015 the L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship program comprises four $25,000 awards, three for Australian scientists and one dedicated to a Kiwi. The addition of an […]

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Introducing the 2014 L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellows

15 January 2015

Solving genetic disease mysteries Dr Elena Tucker, geneticist, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne Dr Elena Tucker has brought peace of mind to families affected by rare energy disorders. She’s found genes responsible for some of these diseases. Now, with the support of her 2014 L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship, she will look at hundreds […]

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NZ forum addresses gender imbalance in science

14 August 2014

L’Oréal hosts fellows at inaugural Girls in Science event Recent global statistics* confirm the world’s science community has a gender imbalance with twice as many male school leavers as females graduating with a science degree. L’Oréal New Zealand is working to reduce the disparity by encouraging senior schoolgirls to consider science as a career. Today’s […]

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2014 L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellows to be announced Tuesday 12 August

6 August 2014

This year’s $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships will be awarded next Tuesday evening at a Ceremony at the newly opened Jardin Tan at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens Observatory. This year’s Fellows are inspiring young women, tackling problems in diverse fields of science. And they’re not alone – this year […]

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Two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships; and ‘fighting the postdocalypse’

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to […]

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Five international Laureates recognised; two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships

8 April 2014

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand) L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014. In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to […]

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