From time to time specific funding opportunities and grants targeted at women in science and engineering become available. As we receive information on any opportunities both within Ireland and internationally for women in SET we will notify you of them here.
L'Oréal UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science 2013
Applications are now open for this year's L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowships. Last year TCD's Dr Silvia Giordani was one of the four women awarded this prestigious fellowship.
About the Fellowships
L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society have partnered together to provide a dedicated UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowship Programme for women scientists at postdoctoral level to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research in the life or physical sciences.
Four Fellowships will be awarded in 2013 to outstanding female postdoctoral scientists to assist them with their research. The Fellowships, each worth £15,000 (euro equivalent for candidates in Ireland), are tenable at any UK or Irish university or research institute to support a 12-month period of research. The fellowship money can be spent in any number of innovative ways to enable women scientists to further their careers and facilitate world-class research - such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference.
Applications open: Friday 1st February
Application close: Friday 15th March
Shortlist published: Monday 3rd June
Awards ceremony: Thursday 20th June
Visit www.womeninscience.co.uk for more information and to apply. Closing date for applications is midnight (BST) Friday 15th March 2013
Information on upcoming funding opportunities will be posted here as they arise. Please check back regularly for updates.
The necessity to apply for funding and raise research income goes hand-in-hand with a successful research career. Navigating through the dense grant application process can be time-consuming, so we’ve put together a collection of resources to help you get started in the right direction.
- The Scientist article “Ten Ways to Write a Better Grant” provides advice on the key ingredients needed to write a grant proposal that will make reviewers sit up and take notice.
- ResearchResearch, the online science, technology and innovation journal, has a dedicated section on Funding Guidance, including Applications 101 and Application Tips.
- Nature Podcast: Successful Grant Applications
Hints and tips on how to give your application the best chance of success from Dr Adam Stains who works for the BBSRC, the primary funder of non-medical biosciences in the UK.
- Take advantage of WiSER’s networking opportunities to learn from the experiences of other women who have gone through the process and have useful tips to share.
In the past, WiSER has run a seminar on “Sourcing Government Funding”. If there’s a particular topic related to funding opportunities or grant applications that you’d like to see covered in our seminars, please get in touch with us to suggest it at email@example.com.