Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2022-2023 Faculty for the Future Fellowships


Deadline:  November 5th, 2021
Open to: you are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy economy where women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Grants: 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

Description

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) fields at leading universities worldwide. The Schlumberger Foundation 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 facilitating STEM research for women scientists in emerging economies, scientific and technological advances will be enhanced in the local communities and regions from where selected candidates are awarded for this program. Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities and research institutes outside of their home country.

Eligibility

You are eligible if: 

  • you are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy economy where women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. You are not eligible to apply if you hold secondary citizenship from 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);
  • you are preparing for PhD or postdoctoral studies in STEM. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;
  • you are currently enrolled, have been admitted to 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 PhD the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., but not solely from the home country university);
  • hold an excellent academic record;
  • are willing to go back to your home country or region upon completion of your studies to contribute to its socio-economic development;
  • have a proven record of teaching experience in your home country and can demonstrate your commitment to going back home to: i) an academic or research position in a STEM faculty; ii) and/or to using your knowledge to become a STEM entrepreneur to help resolve regional challenges in your local community/region; iii) and/or to demonstrating leadership by contributing to the public sector using your scientific skills to help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation;
  • can demonstrate leadership skills, active community outreach and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM.
  • Schlumberger employees are not eligible to apply for Faculty for the Future grants.

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.

Grant

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

CLOSING DATE IS November 5th 2021 at 12h00 (noon) Central Standard Time (UTC-6).

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Thank you for your interest in the Faculty for the Future program. This website has been designed for Applicants and their Referees and hosts the entire application process with guidance provided for each section.

Note: The Schlumberger Foundation must comply with all applicable sanctions laws, including those of the U.S. and European Union.

NEW Applicants

If you are a New Applicant and believe you meet all the eligibility criteria, please register below for an account. New applications will be accepted from September 8th to November 5th 2021 for the 2022 Fellowships (the deadline for reference letters is November 11th, 2021).

RENEWAL Applicants

If you are a Renewal Applicant, please enter your login details. Renewal applications will be accepted from September 8th to November 5th, 2020 (the deadline for reference letters is November 11th 2021).

REFEREES

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" (see below for instructions). All reference letters must be submitted online by 11th November 2021 (for NEW applications and RENEWAL applications).

(RE)SETTING PASSWORDS

  • The first time you log onto the application you will see a prompt page stating that your account is restricted.
  • Click on the "Account settings" tab to reset your password.
  • The new password should be at least 10 characters long and contain at least one Uppercase letter (A-Z), one lowercase letter (a-z), one digit (0-9) and one symbol ($&@) 
  • example of password: Science22$. Please store your login details safely for all future access to this site.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.