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L'Oreal announces Rising Talent fellowships for women in science

Sophie Smith
25 May 2022

L’Oréal and educational agency UNESCO have announced the recipients of the 2022 Rising Talent fellowships, recognising the "exceptional" early careers of women scientists in the UK and Ireland.

The partnership, with the support of the Royal Society, offers grants to promote, enhance and encourage the contribution of women pursuing research careers in the UK or Ireland.

A fellow has been awarded in each category for Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and two in Sustainable Development.

  • Engineering: Dr Martina Cihova, Imperial College London.
  • Life Sciences: Dr Myriam Haltalli, University of Cambridge.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science: Dr Bernadette Stolz, University of Oxford.
  • Physical Sciences: Dr Rachel Montgomery, University of Glasgow.
  • Sustainable Development: Dr Christina Faust, University of Glasgow & Dr Jenny Zhang, University of Cambridge.

Thierry Cheval, Managing Director at L'Oréal UK and Ireland, said: “The 2022 Rising Talents are working on some of the biggest challenges that the world faces today including environmental and health challenges where their research advances could benefit us all. We are proud to be championing another group of exceptional For Women in Science Fellows.”

James Bridge, CEO and Secretary-General at UK National Commission for UNESCO, said: “Congratulations to the 2022 Fellows. We are very proud to be able to support these outstanding researchers to undertake the ground-breaking work that they do. There is still much more to be done to achieve true gender equality in science but it is clear that, as a global community, we must recognise and promote the achievements of women scientists.”

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