NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, L'Oreal USA announced the opening of the application period for the 2017 For Women in Science fellowship program, a national award that honors the important contributions women make in scientific fields. Each year, L'Oreal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to identify five exceptional female researchers who are granted $60,000 each to advance their postdoctoral work. Winners are chosen for their scientific excellence, research potential and commitment to supporting women and girls in science. Over the last 13 years, L'Oréal USA's For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 65 postdoctoral women scientists over $3 million in grants to support them during critical stages of their careers.
"The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program honors extraordinary women who represent the next generation of innovators and scientific leaders," said Lauren Paige, Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at L'Oreal USA. "L'Oreal is proud to recognize the great potential of female scientists and support their ongoing research and continued path toward discovery." The 2016 For Women in Science fellowship recipients were recognized for their groundbreaking research across a broad range of fields including biological oceanography, physics, stem cell biology and neuroscience.