The Young Talent Prize rewards young scientists for their research work. There were 618 entries this year.

Two researchers from the University of Caledonia are among the thirty-five winners. They will receive grants of between AUD 24,800 and AUD 33,000.
Cinzia Alessi is a doctoral student at the IRD’s École doctorale du Pacifique de Nouvelle-Calédonie at the University of the Pacific of New Caledonia. She received the award for her research on her project to decipher the interactions between phytoplankton and pollution.

Women under-represented in science

Sarah Robin is a doctoral student in the ISEA research team at the University of New Caledonia. She was awarded the prize for her research into the preservation of mangroves in New Caledonia. After receiving her prize, Sarah Robin said that the award was a way of “shining a light on women in science, who are under-represented”. In 2020 and 2022, two young women from the University of New Caledonia had already been honoured.

The L’Oréal Foundation

For the past 17 years, the L’Oréal Foundation, in partnership with the French Academy of Sciences and the French National Commission for UNESCO, has been awarding the Young Talent Prize for Women in Science to 35 young women researchers. The aim of this prize is to accelerate the careers of women scientists and to combat the obstacles they face.
To find out more, visit the L’Oréal Foundation website: CP Fondation L’Oréal Jeunes Talents 2023 and the DP Fondation L’Oréal Jeunes Talents 2023.