Dr Sneha Malde of Oxford University's Department of Physics has been awarded one of this year's L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships.
Dr Malde said: 'I plan to use the £15K mainly for travel. This includes travel to CERN, where the experiment I work on is based, and also to international conferences. In particular I want to be able to travel with my young son and a child-carer, and these funds will allow me to facilitate that. The flexibility in how I can use the grant will make a real difference to my research over the coming year. It is a huge honour to be chosen for the fellowship. I was extremely happy that my mum and husband could be at the awards ceremony where the result was announced as they've both been incredibly supportive of my career.'
The other three FWIS Fellowship winners came from the University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, and Imperial College London.