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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women

Application Deadline: 7th November, 2018

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries. Interested students should see the details below.

2017/2018 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships  for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship Details and FAQs

Each year, The Faculty for the Future fellowships, Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation, are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad. Grant recipients are selected for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents, and are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.

Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, the Faculty for the Future community now stands at 257 women from 62 countries, and grows steadily each year.

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, and to also pursue positions in the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making. In so doing, they become powerful role models and help to inspire other girls and women to pursue scientific careers.

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future offers PhD & PostDoctoral Fellowship to Women from Developing Countries.

When is the application deadline?

7th November, 2018 for new applications (the deadline for reference letters is 14th November 2018).

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

To be taken at:

Top universities abroad

Accepted Subject Areas:

Physical sciences and related disciplines

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD/PostDoctoral, Fellowship

What are the selection criteria?

A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:

  • Academic performance;
  • Quality of references;
  • Quality of host country university;
  • Level of commitment to return to home country;
  • Commitment to teaching;
  • Relevance of research to home country;
  • Commitment to inspiring young women into the sciences.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a woman;
  • Be a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy;
  • Wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines;
  • Have applied to, have been admitted to, or are currently enrolled in a university/research institute abroad;
  • Wish to return to their home country to continue their academic career upon completion of their studies;
  • Be very committed to teaching and demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences;
  • Hold an excellent academic record.

What are the benefits of the award?

Faculty for the Future grants are awarded based on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location, and is worth USD 50,000 for PhDs and USD 40,000 for Post-doctoral study. Grants may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors.

How to Apply for the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Please note that final selection is based in part on the standard of your application and accompanying materials. Your application should highlight aspects about you and your career that will give the reviewer a focused yet well-rounded view of your candidature. Read and follow the instructions from the link below carefully. The instructions are your guide to producing a comprehensive and competitive application;

Interested candidates may apply here

Scholarship Webpage

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