Women Breakthrough Award 2023
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH CONTRIBUTING TO GENDER EQUALITY AND the United NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Call for Nominations: extended deadline until 15 June 2023
Launched together by Falling Walls Female Science Talents and the Elsevier Foundation, the Women Breakthrough Award distinguishes three women scientists each year who conduct visionary research while also engaging with issues of gender equity and equality in science.
With the Women Breakthrough Award, we look for women* from science, conducting a research project in one of the fields related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We seek exceptional talents who conduct interdisciplinary, groundbreaking research in their field and contribute to gender equality and diversity in science and academia.
The Women Breakthrough Award consists of the three categories “Innovation”, “Gender Mainstreaming” and “Empowerment”, and each award comes with 3000 EUR prize money. The three Breakthrough Winners will be selected by a distinguished Jury and invited to take part in an in-person Award Ceremony in Berlin on 7 November 2023 as part of the Falling Walls Science Summit from 7-9 November 2023.
*Falling Walls Female Science Talents uses an inclusive definition of women and welcomes submissions from cis and trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people.