The British Council in Argentina announced the implementation of scholarships for women in the region to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the United Kingdom with the aim of “reducing the gender gap in these areas and strengthening development leaders”.
The goal is “to increase women’s leadership in these fields (STEM for its acronym in English, referring to: science, technology, engineering and mathematics), which in Argentina continues to be one of the sectors with less female participation,” a statement from the Foundation.
Those who are selected will have the opportunity to study at prestigious institutions such as University of Bristol, Cranfield University, Imperial College London, among others.
The scholarship covers tuition costs, monthly allowances, travel expenses, visa fees, and health coverage. On the other hand, if a student wants to travel with his children, he can request it.
There is also the possibility of preparing a short English language course in order to reach the language level necessary to conduct your studies.
The scholarships aim to support women from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Peru, Venezuela and Mexico, so that they can obtain master’s degrees in areas related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
The initiative was launched in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which has been celebrated every February 11 since 2015.
Tomorrow, at 2:00 pm in Argentina, the British Council will be giving a virtual lecture to provide more information on this initiative. Pre-registration required: https://bit.ly/3a7m86K (Télam)
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