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L’Oréal USA For Women in Science

Headshots of five 2023 L'Oreal USA FWIS fellows against white and yellowbackground, with the deadline to apply listed.


L’Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to manage the program’s application and peer-review process. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories. Celebrating its sixteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 85 postdoctoral women scientists over $4 million in grants to advance their research and careers. 

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Changing the Face of STEM

Graph depicting the number of women in science declining over time.

To continue the momentum inspired by the L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowships, AAAS is also administering L’Oreal’s new Changing the Face of STEM Mentoring Grants, designed to support former FWIS fellows to mentor the next generation of women and girls in STEM fields. These are $2,500 grants awarded to FWIS alumni to develop STEM education outreach initiatives. 

Interested in Applying? 

The application cycle for 2024 is now open. You can find the application site here

Interested in being a reviewer? 

Please contact Allison Gonzalez at View our flyer here

Staying Power: Women in Science on What it Takes to Succeed 

To celebrate 15 years of the program and to further contribute to the dialogue around strategies for increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, L’Oréal USA partnered with the Heising-Simons Foundation to commission a study of its alumni and explore how their experiences and recommendations can help more women succeed in science during this critical postdoctoral career stage.

Graphic showing that 100% of FWIS alumni are still in science