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The UK and Ireland Programme: five disciplines, five awards

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Through our 54 regional and national programmes covering 118 countries worldwide, we help women scientists at this critical point in their career with flexible financial aid and support to progress even further.

The UK and Ireland Programme offers women the chance to win one of five awards. Within these categories there is an astounding level of diversity in subject areas. To learn more about each of these categories, take a look below.

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

LifeScience

Apply in… #LifeSciences

From medicine to microbiology,
the world of 🐙 #LifeScience is teeming with possibilities

#STEM #LifeSciences

As arguably the largest STEM field, here we see the greatest volume of applications.

There’s a steady decline in female representation within life sciences, however, from 50% at the entrance level to under 20% at Professorship. Such a drastic decline of female-held positions throughout the Life Sciences career framework fuels our drive to sustain gender equality throughout all milestones of women’s careers.

Meet Dr Sarah Pickett, winner of the 2020 UK & Ireland Award in Life Sciences
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🐙 #LifeSciences #Laureate

Dr Pickett is researching the fundamental mechanisms behind the most common mitochondrial mutation. Known as the ‘powerhouse of the cell’, mitochondria are responsible for converting food energy into cellular energy. Not only will her research help clinicians to treat the huge range of diseases that result from this, it will also make variation within symptoms far easier to predict.

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You can #Apply in the following categories under Life Sciences

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

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If you are a ‘Life Scientist’ and are thinking of applying for the award, check out the subject areas that we accept* below:

PhysicalSciences

Apply in… #PhysicalSciences

Branching out from living systems, the 🧲 #PhysicalSciences award is dedicated to disciplines that study non-living, natural systems instead.

#STEM #PhysicalSciences

Whether looking through a telescope, microscope or camera, these scientists work to understand how the natural laws of physics and chemistry shape our world, and beyond.

According to the US National Science Foundation, women comprise only 20% of physics students. Despite continued efforts, a recent study concluded that it may still take over two centuries to see equal gender representation.

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“The gender gap appears likely to persist for generations, particularly in surgery, computer science, physics, and maths”

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Luke Holman, University of Melbourne

Meet Dr Jennifer Carter, winner of the 2020 UK & Ireland Award in Physical Sciences
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🧲 #PhysicalSciences #Laureate

Dr Carter works to understand the effects of ‘space weather’ on the Earth’s atmosphere and track the ‘substorms’ that arise from their interactions with the magnetosphere by using a joint spacecraft mission between the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. This will enable the global solar-terrestrial physics community to gain a deeper understanding of the potential risks to our future.

Join the #FWISNetwork

Apply for the 2021 Edition of the #FWISAward in Physical Sciences

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Apply to #FWIS2021 in Physical Sciences        

You can #Apply in the following categories under Physical Sciences

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

FIELDS ACCEPTED

If you are a ‘Physical Scientist’ and are thinking of applying for the award, check out the subject areas that we accept* below:

Maths and Computing

Apply in… #Mathematics&ComputerScience

From chalkboard to circuit board, the study of 🧮 #Mathematics and 🖥️ #ComputerScience is increasingly relevant as technology advances at an unprecedented rate.

#STEM #Mathematics&ComputerScience

Computing arose as mathematicians found innovative ways to automate their calculations.

Gender participation within computer science has been declining for decades. In the 1980’s up to 37% of undergraduate students were women, but this has since fallen to only 18% in the US (as of 2010). Likely, because of tech marketing campaigns geared favourably towards a male audience, we aim to support women in their work and combat this steady decline in representation.

Meet Dr Joy Egede, winner of the 2020 UK & Ireland Award in Mathematics and Computing
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🧮 #Mathematics #Computing #Laureate

Dr Egede has dedicated her research career to understanding the signals and triggers of pain in infants. Since neonates are unable to communicate pain verbally, her research centres around the idea of using machine-assisted pain estimation methods in order to accurately predict what infants are feeling. This is vital work as clinical studies have repeatedly shown that inadequate treatment of infant pain could have a severe impact on their neurological development later in life.

Join the #FWISNetwork

Apply for the 2021 Edition of the #FWISAward in Mathematics and Computing

#STEM #Women #Award

Apply to #FWIS2021 in Maths and Computing        

You can #Apply in the following categories under Mathematics and Computer Sciences

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

FIELDS ACCEPTED

If you are a ‘Mathematician or Computer Scientist’ and are thinking of applying for the award, check out the subject areas that we accept* below:

Engineering

Apply in… #Engineering

As a creative and highly innovative discipline, 🏎️ #Engineers work to develop answers to ‘unsolvable’ problems using our understanding of the natural world.

#STEM #Engineering

Whether that is building machines, tools, infrastructure or prosthetics, this is a hugely diverse discipline with near endless opportunities.

According to Engineering UK, despite the fact that consistently more women progress into higher education than men, just 16% of engineering and technology undergraduates are female. Second only to computer science, it is clear that engineering, as a discipline, needs to engage with young people in order to support role models and encourage an uptake in studies.

Meet Dr Yijing Xie, winner of the 2020 UK & Ireland Award in Engineering
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🏎️ #Engineering #Laureate

Dr Xie’s research lies at the interface of engineering and biology, as she is working on a non-invasive functional Multispectral Light Field Imaging system (fMLFI) for maximal safe tumour resection. By increasing visibility and effectiveness of brain monitoring Dr Xie’s work is incredibly exciting as her project could drastically improve the imaging of the brain and make tumour resection surgery far more successful in the future.

Join the #FWISNetwork

Apply for the 2021 Edition of the #FWISAward in Engineering

#STEM #Women #Award

Apply to #FWIS2021 in Life Sciences        

You can #Apply in the following categories under Engineering

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

FIELDS ACCEPTED

If you are an ‘Engineer’ and are thinking of applying for the award, check out the subject areas that we accept* below:

Sustainability

Apply in… #SustainableDevelopment

The future is uncertain more often than not, yet one thing that we’re certain of is the need for 🐞 #SustainableDevelopment within the sciences.

#STEM #SustainableDevelopment

UNESCO and L’Oréal were delighted to announce the introduction of the ‘Sustainable Development’ award in 2020, aiming to contribute to the strengthening of research within the interdisciplinary ‘field’ of Sustainable Development.

As per the UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030, we observe, “women are not represented equally in the key climate-change related sectors of science as skilled workers, professionals or decision-makers… They are very much a minority in… fields that will be vital for the transition to sustainable development, such as energy, engineering, transportation, information technology (IT) and computing.”

Applicants should consider how their research contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Meet Dr Aida Cuni Sanchez, winner of the 2020 UK & Ireland Award in Sustainable Sciences
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🌱 #SustainableSciences #Laureate

Dr Cuní-Sanchez is working to understand which indigenous tree species can be cultivated in farmers’ fields under the complex conditions of the mountainous ‘Albertine Rift’ region in Africa. Across four sites in Central Africa, she aims to determine which trees are most useful for food security for local communities, and how to cultivate them from seeds. With Dr Cuní-Sanchez’s work, farmers’ fields will be more productive, contributing to food security, better health and combating climate change.

Join the #FWISNetwork

Apply for the 2021 Edition of the #FWISAward in Sustainable Sciences

#STEM #Women #Award

Apply to #FWIS2021 in Sustainable Sciences        

You can #Apply in the following categories under Life Sciences

*This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to check whether your discipline qualifies for the award then please contact a member of our staff for further information.

FIELDS ACCEPTED

If you are a sustainability-orientated scientist and are thinking of applying for the award, check out the subject areas that we accept* below:

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