Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Fellowships/Internship
Description: 

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2021–2022
Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 9th to November 9th, 2020.

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing
and emerging countries to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) fields at leading universities worldwide.
The program’s long-term goal is to accelerate gender equality in STEM by generating conditions
that result in more women pursuing scientific careers through alleviating some of the barriers
they encounter when enrolling in STEM disciplines. The program is committed to gender parity in
science and recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the
empowerment of women and girls. By accelerating gender equality in STEM, the talent and capacities
of these women can be developed for the benefit of their local communities, regions and nations.
Since its launch in 2004, 739 women from 82 countries have received Faculty for the Future
fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities outside of their
home country.
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, recommendations from
supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.
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.

Deadline: 
Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 00:00