2014/15 Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship program for Women

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. The program awards fellowships (up to a maximum of USD 50,000 grant per year) 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 Faculty for the Future grants may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors.

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. 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.


  • 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.
  • * Related disciplines may also be awarded. For example, awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological 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.

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