2023-24 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty For The Future Fellowship

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Scholarship Awarding University: 
Several

Type of degree: 
PhD 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 11th of November, 2022.

Scholarship Summary: 
The Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Program awards fellowships to women from developing nations for advanced research in STEM at leading research institutes abroad. 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.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
You are eligible only if you meet all of the following criteria:
i. 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)
ii. 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)
iii. 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. All applicants are responsible for finding a host university and a host university supervisor themselves.
iv. You have a proven track record of teaching experience
v. You hold an excellent academic record
vi. You can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue studies in the sciences
vii. 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.
viii. Applicants need to have an excellent knowledge of the language required to pursue their studies at top universities. Additionally, applicants need to have English language skills that are sufficient for an interview to be conducted in the English language

Value of Scholarship: 
The Schlumberger Faculty for the Future grant is covers the tuition fees and living expenses of the grant recipient and can be up to USD 50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for postdoc research programs. In addition, and at the discretion of the Schlumberger Foundation, an exceptional child care grant may be awarded (per eligible child) to a grantee when certain conditions are met. 

Scholarship Application Guide: 
If you believe you meet all the eligibility criteria, apply online using the scholarship portal.
 
IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR A GRANT, AS YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE RETAINED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship Page.