SCAS News - 10 March, 2017
New Pro Futura Fellow Julia Uddén Receives the Swedish L’Oréal-UNESCO For
Science Award 2017
Julia Uddén, who was admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia programme in 2016, is one of
two researchers who were presented with the Swedish L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in
Science Award 2017 at a ceremony on 6 March.
The national Swedish edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award was
launched in 2016 by L’Oréal Sweden and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO
in collaboration with the Young Academy of Sweden, in order to support and honour talented
women at the beginning of their research careers. The prize is awarded annually and recognizes
promising researchers within the fields of natural sciences, technology and mathematics.
Julia Uddén was appointed Pro Futura Scientia Fellow in 2016, in the eleventh admittance
round of the programme. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (2012) from Karolinska
Institutet. Following a research position at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen, she will commence her Pro Futura Fellowship at SCAS and Stockholm University
Brain Imaging Centre (SUBIC) in 2017. Her research is on the border between neuroscience,
psychology and linguistics, and a main theme in her research has been the question why some
people are better at communicating than others. As a Pro Futura Fellow she will focus on how
the adolescent brain develops to support pragmatics.
The international For Women in Science Award was initiated in 1998 by the L’Oréal Foundation
and UNESCO with the purpose to support, promote and encourage women throughout their
scientific careers. Furthermore, the aim was to increase the overall number of women in science,
as well as to identify and bring forward female role models. In addition, the For Women in Science
initiative has also developed a global network of international, regional and national partnerships and
programmes aimed at supporting young talented women with a future in science.
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