Schlumberger Foundation is offering fellowships for women from developing countries or emerging economies. The Schlumberger Foundation announced the most recent Faculty for the Future fellowship recipients of women scientists and engineers from emerging and developing countries engaged in post-graduate STEM research. Out of over 1,000 applications received for the 2016-2017 academic year, 49 new Fellowships were granted and another 169 were renewed, showing the commitment of the Foundation to its existing grantees and their research. Full details:
Level: PhD or Post Doctoral Degree
Field(s): Physical sciences, engineering and technology.
Deadline: November 18th, 2016.
Funded By: Schlumberger Foundation
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships s targeted for female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*.
‣ Award No: Not Specified.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Faculty for the future grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors.
‣ Scholarship covers: Scholarship is targeted for women applicants of a developing country or emerging economy.
‣ The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in scientific disciplines thus contributing to the socioeconomic development of their home countries and regions.
‣ The Faculty for the Future program is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 257 women scientists from 62 countries.
‣ Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents.
‣ Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women.
To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
– are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of 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);
– are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;
– are enrolled, admitted 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 course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., not from the home country university);
– hold an excellent academic record
– have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching
– can demonstrate active PARTICIPATION in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences
– are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.
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.
*Faculty for the Future focuses on developing and emerging countries. Qualifying a country as advanced, developing or emerging, is a complex and often controversial topic. Faculty for the Future does not draw on one single source or list but constitutes its eligible country list from a number of sources which allows incorporation of development status with regard to science, gender and education for example. The most significant source drawn upon is the UN Human Development Index (HDI) including their Gender Development and Gender Empowerment Indexes as well as indicators of adult educational levels. Developing countries are defined as countries scoring medium or low in the UN HDI. Applications from emerging countries (i.e., countries scoring high in the HDI) may occasionally be awarded grants if the given country scores low in the UN Gender Inequality Index. The Faculty for the Future country list is reviewed every year and as levels of development fluctuate, a country may be on the list one year and not on the list the following year, and vice versa.
‣ A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:
‣ The results are usually available on the application Web site by the end of March every year. Awarded applicants will then receive a personal e-mail.
‣ Unsuccessful applicants will usually receive a formal letter by the end of April.
Scholarship Application Method
New Grant Application Process
Important: If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a PhD to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New Grant application channel, and not the Renewal Grant application channel.
How to apply:
Applications are only accepted through the on-line system
When to apply for the 2017-2018 Faculty for the Future new Fellowships:
The on-line system will be receiving NEW APPLICATIONS from September 12th, 2016.
General tips to help you:
– Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and the application deadline;
– Plan ahead! Producing a qood quality application takes time and final selection is based in part on the standard of your application and accompanying materials;
– Have a clear strategy. Make sure all parts of your application form an integrated whole. Your application should highlight aspects about you and your career that will give the reviewer a focused yet well-rounded view of your candidature;
– Read and follow the instructions carefully. The instructions are your guide to producing a comprehensive and and competitive application;
– Information regarding available funding from other sources (fellowships, scholarships, sponsorships…) should also be provided.
A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:
– Academic performance;
– Quality of references;
– Quality of host country university;
– Level of commitment to return to home country;
– Commitment to teaching;
– Relevance of research to home country;
– Commitment to inspiring young women into the sciences.
Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ
‣ Scholarship Applications Due Date: November 18th, 2016.