Three Vietnamese scientists received the UNESCO-L’Oreal National Fellowship for Women in Science on October 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The recipients, all Ph.D. holders, were Tran Ha Lien Phuong from the Vietnam National University in HCM City, Vu Thi Hanh Thu from the HCM City University of Natural Sciences and Tran Thi Thu Thuy from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

The fellowships, worth 200 million VND each, aim to help the researchers continue their scientific projects, thus contributing to the development of research in Vietnam.

Phuong and Thuy have researched cancer treatments while Thu focused on the application of TiO2 nanoparticles and ZnO in producing bacterial killing films.

The awards were granted by the For Women in Science Programme, launched by the L’Oreal Group and UNESCO in 1998. So far, it has supported more than 1,700 female scientists in 108 countries.-VNA