Deadline: November 13, 2015

The Schlumberger Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016/20176 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. Applicants are chosen via a rigorous selection process based on academic performance, outstanding references, research relevance, and commitment to teaching as well as the ability to be a change agent and inspire other young women into STEM pursuits.

The ultimate goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to create a community of women leaders in STEM, who will support the socio-economic development of their developing home countries. The annual forum offers a unique environment that encourages an open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities that face women in STEM.

Eligibility

You are eligible for this program is you:

  • 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

Fellowship Award

  • Fellowship award includes tuition and university fees, an estimation of accommodation costs and a living allowance (food, some allowance for books and supplies, medical/insurance coverage, child care, transport costs) in addition to a budget for travel to host country, visa and conference expenses. Grants can be up to $50,000 USD per year for PhD courses and a maximum of  $40,000 USD for post-doc programs.
  • In addition, and at the discretion of the Schlumberger Foundation, an exceptional child care grant may be awarded (per eligible child) to a grantee when certain conditions are met. These conditions are provided in the financial section of the application form.

How to Apply

Register and apply online at the Schlumberger Application site.

For more information, visit Faculty For the Future