Karlin Bark, postdoc under Katherine Kuchenbecker, received one of five awards chosen annually from hundreds of applicants!
The fellowship description from the L’Oreal website is below…
The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each that they must put towards their postdoctoral research.
Launched in 2003 as the U.S. component of the UNESCO-L’Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowship program, the U.S. Fellowships aim to:
– Raise awareness of the contribution of women to the sciences
– Identify exceptional female researchers in the U.S. to serve as role models for younger generations
An inter-disciplinary panel of scientists reviews all applications submitted. The top candidates chosen by the review panel are then forwarded for final selection to a distinguished Jury of career scientists and former L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates. The Jury seeks candidates with exceptional academic records and intellectual merit, clearly articulated research proposals with the potential for scientific advancement and outstanding letters of recommendation from advisers.