Four Nigerian women scientists have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the field of science, and have been awarded Doctoral Fellowships by L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science.
The four women to receive the fellowships are Rasheedat Mahamood from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, who was awarded with a Post Doctoral Fellowship of 10,000 Euros; Olubukola Adenubi from University of Pretoria, South Africa; Olotu Ifeoluwa, University of Johannesburg, and Majidah Hamid-Adiamoh from the Medial Research Council Unit – all of whom received Doctoral Fellowships of 5,000 Euros each.
The women were awarded their fellowships at the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards for Sub-Saharan Africa, which saw 12 recipients receive awards this year.
Sandeep Rai, Managing Director of L’Oreal South Africa, said, “For the last 17 years, with the For Women In Science program, we have been fighting to advance the cause of women scientists worldwide. Much has been achieved: more than 2,000 women have been recognized worldwide, the program has gained recognition from the international scientific community, a springboard to enable women to go further and rise to greater heights. Science is part of our DNA and we are really proud of all the women who continue to make a difference in Africa through our program…“
Scientific areas covered by this year’s fellows at the awards included Life & Engineering Sciences, Health, and Food & Water Security.