Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, L’Oreal Colombia and the acetex, with the support of UNESCO, opened the call for the program For Women in Science Columbia., which this time will award seven scholarships, each worth 40 million pesos to recognize the work of 3,900 registered scientists in the country.
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Until August 1, Colombian women who are currently living in the country, who are pursuing a doctorate or doing a post-doctoral residency, and who have been involved in the said processes for at least one year, will be able to apply for this recognition.
In addition, they must conduct an investigation related to a public or private entity and submit a project in the identified areas of research, through the platform For women in science.
For the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mabel TorresThis initiative allows to continue building references for girls and young people in the country.
“We are committed to bridging the gender gaps in the development of the so-called STEM fields, i.e. STEM, across Colombia, through a differential approach with a special focus on working women. Our capabilities are in areas that have not historically seen the benefits of science and technology. and innovation.”
The development of this program in the country in recent years was made possible by the joint work of L’Oréal, and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Icetex and the support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Executive Secretariat of the National Committee to cooperate with UNESCO.
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“Convinced that the world needs science, and science needs women, the aim of this initiative is to continue to highlight and highlight their great contributions in this field, to promote their participation scenarios and to facilitate the implementation of projects that contribute to the advancement of science in the country and the world,” said Alberto Mario Rincon, General Manager of L’Oreal Columbia.
On the other hand, Tatiana Garcia, Executive Secretary of the National Committee for Cooperation with UNESCO, celebrated the cooperation between the different entities involved that made possible the existence of this scholarship program in Colombia for twelve years.
“We extend our sincere congratulations to the 44 Colombian scientists who have been awarded this honor since 2009, and we hope that the For Women in Science program will continue to strengthen it and allow more Colombian women to contribute to the development of the scientific sector,” he said. for our country.”
About “For Women in Science”
L’Oréal and UNESCO established the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program in 1998 with the aim of promoting the role of women in science worldwide.
Since then, the program has been launched on a global scale, with the support of national commissions for cooperation with UNESCO, local scientific authorities and the public to which it is directed.
This program consists of 15 international research grants, 3 per continent, awarded by the “For Women in Science L’Oréal-Unesco” programme.
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It also awards an award to five dedicated female scientists, one for each continent, in the field of life sciences or matter sciences, alternately each year.
*With information from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
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