Recognising inspirational women in science

By: Diana Petrowicz, Fri Apr 30 2021
Diana Petrowicz

Author: Diana Petrowicz

We are extremely proud to announce that the 2021 Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science (previously the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring & Innovating Science), in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies, are now open for applications!

These awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements of women in science and there are two categories you can enter

  • Inspiring Women in Science Awards
    The Science Outreach category is presented for initiatives that support girls or young women to engage with and study STEM subjects or that increase the retention of women in STEM careers around the world. 
  • The Scientific Achievement category is awarded to early-career women researchers who have made an exceptional contribution to scientific discovery. 

Each winner will receive*:

  • A prize of $40,000
  • Coverage on
  • Mentoring, as well as an invitation to present their work or initiative to scientists at The Estée Lauder Companies.

If you know someone that you think would make a good candidate, please recommend them here.

Apply by the 20th June 2021*

*Website will include full award details and evaluation criteria

How has winning helped STEM Belle?

“Winning the Innovating Science Award in 2019 was a game changer for us. Thanks to the visibility and support we received, we successfully rolled out The STEM Belle Teachers Fellowship, a 21st century standard teachers training and development program for teachers from low income community schools, and we have launched The STEM Belle Teachers kit to aid these teachers deliver effective STEM classes in low income community schools. This has never happened before in Nigeria.”

Doreen Anene, Founder, STEM Belle, Winner of the Innovating Science Award 2019

More information about our previous winners

  • To see who won our 2020 Awards, you can watch the virtual ceremony here.
  • To hear the winners of our 2020 Awards talk about their research and the inspirations, achievements and challenges that impact on the lives of women in STEM, you can watch our recent webcast here.
  • To read more about all our past winners, visit our website.

Diana Petrowicz

Author: Diana Petrowicz

Diana Petrowicz is a Marketing Manager in the Sales Enablement team, based in the London office. Supporting the Sales and Account Development teams, she is enthusiastic about finding innovate ways to communicate with the library community and specialises in producing and writing case studies across the portfolio.