The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 9th to November 15th, 2013 for new applications; from September 9th to November 8th, 2013 for renewal applications.
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences', engineering and technology at leading universities abroad.
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 socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The Faculty for the Future program is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 323 women scientists from 63 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.
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.
Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their Faculty for the Future grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and have a track record in encouraging young women into the sciences.
Schlumberger Foundation is an independent nonprofit entity 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's flagship program is Faculty for the Future.