Schlumberger Foundation Faculty For The Future Fellowships For Women 2017/18

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty For The Future Fellowships For Women 2017/18

Deadline: November 18, 2016

The Schlumberger Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017/2018. Faculty for the Future Fellowships. The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. Applicants are chosen via a rigorous selection process based on academic performance, outstanding references, research relevance, and commitment to teaching as well as the ability to be a change agent and inspire other young women into STEM pursuits.

The ultimate goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to create a community of women leaders in STEM, who will support the socio-economic development of their developing home countries. The annual forum offers a unique environment that encourages an open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities that face women in STEM.


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

  • 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*
  • are 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)
  • 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

* 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.


Faculty for the Future grants are awarded based on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location, and is worth a maximum of USD50,000 for PhDs and USD40,000 for Post-doctoral study per year.

How to Apply

You have to apply for the PhD programme prior to applying for the fellowship. Applications are only accepted through the Fellowship Applications Online System.

For more information, see FAQs, or visit Faculty For the Future