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NEW GRANTS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2020–2021 FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE FELLOWSHIPS
SCHLUMBERGER FOUNDATION FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2020–2021
Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 5th to November 7th, 2019.
The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and
emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.

The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific
careers by lowering the barriers women 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. They can also make contributions in the public
sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support
for STEM policy making. In so doing, they become powerful role models and help to inspire other girls and
women to pursue scientific careers.

Since its launch in 2004, 721 women from 80 developing and emerging countries have received Faculty for
the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in renowned universities outside
of the home country. While all applications will be evaluated using the same criteria, applications would be
particularly welcome from countries that are currently under-represented to enable a broad geographical
spread which is an important factor in the overall mission of this grant program.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD
50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through
to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations
from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in 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 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, pursuing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking
on positions in the public sector.

ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FACULTY
FOR THE FUTURE PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND AT: www.facultyforthefuture.net

IF YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS, APPLY ONLINE
AS OF SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2019: https://www.fftf.slb.com

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The Schlumberger Foundation announces its 2019-2020 Faculty for the Future fellowship awards for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from developing and emerging countries

The Schlumberger Foundation has awarded fellowships for its Faculty for the Future program to a new cohort of talented women in STEM. These women, from emerging economies and developing countries, are pursuing post-graduate studies in a diverse range of STEM disciplines in universities around the world. This year, 38 new fellowships have been awarded and 93 were renewed demonstrating the commitment of the Foundation to its current pool of grantees and the research projects they have embarked upon, while continuing to add new talent to this ever-growing scientific community in those areas and universities that are less represented in the program.

The top three disciplines of this year’s cohort are in engineering, interdisciplinary sciences and biological sciences. The Fellows are working on topical questions related to challenges faced in their home countries and regions. Their drive, determination and passion to use their scientific knowledge to tackle and solve these matters are characteristic of the Fellows who have been awarded.

“We continue to receive a steady number of applications and prioritize renewing those grantees whose academic progress matches their maturing contribution towards the Foundation goals, while also welcoming new Fellows to the program who are academically strong and already possess the qualities to become powerful role models at universities currently under-represented by our exiting community. The Schlumberger Foundation is determined to reach out to those countries and regions that are still under-represented and is expecting to receive more applications from these areas in September 2019 when the next call for applications will open,” notes Roseline Chapel, President, Schlumberger Foundation.

These fellowship awards demonstrate the Schlumberger Foundation’s long-term investment in a community of highly qualified and recognized role models who are contributing to reducing the gender gap in STEM disciplines by inspiring more women to study science. Fellowships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic ability, leadership qualities and engagement in STEM outreach activities in under-served communities in their home countries. Fellowship recipients have all achieved academic excellence throughout their studies and often despite considerable challenges.

About 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 women 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, and to pursue positions in the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making. In so doing, they become powerful role models and help to inspire other girls and women to pursue scientific careers.

Since its launch in 2004, 721 women from 80 developing and emerging countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-Doctorate study in STEM. The program also helps build a community for the Fellows through Forums, both online and in person.

About the Schlumberger Foundation

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.

Meet Some of the Faculty for the Future Fellows

Aida Vasco
Ecology
Colombia
Fatma HAMAD
Tanzania
Silvia F Materu
Environmental Sciences
Tanzania
Masoumeh GHARAEI
Mathematics
Iran
Mani PELMO
Bhutan
Nada Albunni
Computer Engineering
Other
Darshana JOSHI
Biophysics
India
Gisella LUCERO
Chemistry
Peru