The Schlumberger Foundation is still accepting new applications for the 2020–2021 Faculty for the Future Fellowships.
The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.
The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM
teaching and research faculties of their home institutions. They can also make public sector contributions where their newly acquired technical and scientific expertise can assist in providing evidence-based support for STEM policy making.
Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through
to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.
Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad
when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate
their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in
encouraging young women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to returning
to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursuing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking on positions in the public sector.
To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
- are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (N.B. If you have been awarded a Faculty for the Future grant and after the award
you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship);
- are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future
program does not fund Master level studies
- are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., not from the home country university)
- hold an excellent academic record
- have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching
- can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences
- are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters
If you do not meet the above criteria, please DO NOT apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process.
IF YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, APPLY ONLINE
Application closes on the 7th of November, 2019.