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Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship for Women 2020/2021

Deadline : November 4, 2019

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2020–2021 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 5th to November 7th, 2019

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, 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 contributions 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.

Since its launch in 2004, 721 women from 80 developing and emerging countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in renowned universities outside of the home country. While all applications will be evaluated using the same criteria, applications would be particularly welcome from countries that are currently under-represented to enable a broad geographical spread which is an important factor in the overall mission of this grant program


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


You are eligible if 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;


RENEWAL Applicants

If you are a Renewal Applicant, please enter your login details. Renewal applications will be accepted from September 5th to November 4th, 2019 (the deadline for reference letters is November 11th 2019).



If you are a Referee, please enter the Username and Password provided in the automatic email you should have received in order to access the reference letter form (see information on passwords below). If you have already used this web site in previous years to enter a reference letter, please use the last password you received. You will be prompted to change your password – to do so, please click on “Account Settings” . All reference letters must be submitted online by 14th November 2019 for NEW applications and by 11th November 2019 for RENEWAL applications.

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