Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Grant

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, North, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 09/11/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

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 generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by removing the barriers thet face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions.

Value of Award

Up to USD 50,000 per year. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be a female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. Note: you are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country.
  • be preparing for a PhD, or postdoctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines.
  • are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where an individual has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the University abroad (not from the home country university).
  • have a proven track record of teaching experience.
  • hold an excellent academic record.
  • 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 universities, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.

How to Apply

The online application form, along with the details of the application process, can be found on the Schlumberger Foundation website.