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Schlumberger Foundation Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowships
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2015–2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 14th, 2014.
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.
The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The program is growing each year and has become a community of 405 women scientists and technologists from 68 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, especially in the STEM fields.
Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendation from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans into the home country.
Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their 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, community outreach interest and have a track record in encouraging young women into the STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to returning to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking positions in the public sector.
Previous Awards Announcement:
Schlumberger Foundation awards 2014 Scholarship Grants for Women in Science
The Schlumberger Foundation has granted $6.3 Million to 168 women scientists through its Faculty for the Future program for the 2014-2015 academic year. This program, now in its tenth year, supports women scientists from developing countries through grants to enable them to pursue PhDs and Post doctorate studies in scientific and engineering disciplines at leading universities worldwide.
New fellowships were awarded to 84 women from 30 developing countries to pursue studies in 36 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in 64 host universities in 12 countries. In addition, 84 existing grants were extended for a further year. This year’s program attracted a total 654 new and renewal applications since the call for applications opened in September, 2013.
Schlumberger Foundation president Sola Oyinlola commented, “The Schlumberger Foundation believes that acquiring technological expertise is a critical dimension to enable many developing countries to boost their growth in a sustainable manner. Women have historically been underrepresented in STEM in many countries. We launched the Faculty for the Future program a decade ago based on a conviction that the lack of female role models was a major roadblock to women pursuing scientific and engineering careers. We are committed to help increase the gender diversity in advanced technical disciplines.”
After completion of their studies, Fellows return to their home countries to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking positions in the public sector.
Since the Faculty for the Future program was launched in 2004, 405 women from 68 countries have received fellowships, and have become members of an active community of Fellows. The arrival of 84 new grantees into this community significantly reinforces the Schlumberger Foundation’s ability to impact the development of their home regions.
The Schlumberger Foundation:
The Schlumberger Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports STEM education. Recognizing the link between science, engineering, 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.