2022/2023 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women in STEM. (USD 50,000 per year grant)

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’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 in the interests of sustainable development 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.

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.

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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.

Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships for PhD and Post-Doctorate STEM research programs. Through interactive online tools and in-person meetings, the program provides a platform for these women to take joint action in identifying and unravelling the impediments that are holding back equal opportunities in STEM education and careers in their local communities and home countries.

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Requirements

  • 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.
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Benefits

  • 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

Application Deadline: November 5th, 2021

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