Women in Science and Engineering
Promoting careers for women in the natural sciences and engineering is a priority for NSERC. We are committed to increasing the number of women in these fields, facilitating the accommodation of career and family, and nurturing mentorship. Explore this page to learn more about the policies, programs and activities NSERC has developed to help achieve these goals.
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Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering
The Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program (CWSE) was launched in 1996. Its goal is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and to provide role models for women active in, and considering, careers in these fields. The program is regionally based, with one Chair for each of the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, and British Columbia/Yukon regions.
Learn about the current chairholders and their chair program.
Policies and reports
Scholarships and Fellowships Available
L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science
- L’Oréal Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and NSERC, offers one $5,000 supplement to a woman scientist or engineer involved in promising research projects who has been awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF). For more information, please consult the program description.
- L’Oréal Canada, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and in partnership with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, offers two $20,000
Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
to women postdoctoral fellows.
The fellowships alternate each year between the fields of Life Sciences and Engineering/Pure and Applied Sciences.
The Alice Wilson Award
The $1,000 award
is given annually to three women of outstanding academic qualifications in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences or Science who are entering a career in research at the postdoctoral level. The recipient is chosen from the current year’s female winners of PDFs from the three granting Agencies - the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.