Applications call for the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships 2021/22. This program acts as a catalyst for these women to further tap into their potential. Through heightened motivation, sharpened self-awareness and a lasting passion for science they in turn capture the imagination of other women and girls around them to regard scientific pursuits as a necessary means towards advancement and growth.
The Faculty for the Future 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 policymaking, including topics of gender representation.
- Faculty for the Future Fellowships grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD $50,000 per year for a Ph.D. and a 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, recommendations from supervisors, and strong evidence of re-integration plan in the home country.
- Are a female citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. You are not eligible if you hold dual citizenship of which one is the citizenship of a developed country.
- Must be preparing for Ph.D. 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.
- Currently enrolled, have been admitted to, or have applied to a host university or research institute abroad; if you are applying for a “sandwich” Ph.D., it is essential that the final degree is awarded by the host university abroad, not from the home country university.
- Have a proven track record of teaching experience.
- Hold an excellent academic record.
- Demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue studies in the sciences.
- Willing to contribute to the socio-economic 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.