Deadline:  9 November 2020
Open to: Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad
Benefits: Grants are available

The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports science and technology education.

Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation flagship program is Faculty for the Future.

The program awards fellowships for advanced research in STEM at leading research institutes abroad. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions as well as through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship. They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

You are eligible only if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are a female citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. You are not eligible if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (Note: If you have been awarded a grant and then obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship)
  • you are preparing for PhD or postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering, and related disciplines; awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences (see this PDF for typical disciplines awarded)
  • you are currently enrolled, have been admitted to, or have applied to a host university or research institute abroad; if you are applying for a “sandwich” PhD, it is essential that the final degree is awarded by the host university abroad, not from the home country university
  • you have a proven track record of teaching experience
  • you hold an excellent academic record
  • you can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue studies in the sciences
  • you are willing to contribute to the socioeconomic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home universities, pursuing relevant research, or using your scientific expertise to address public policy matters.

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, demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach activities and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions as well as through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship. They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation.

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.

For more information please visit the official website.

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