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Apply: Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries


Each year, The Faculty for the Future fellowships, launched by the Schlumberger Foundation, are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for Ph.D. or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad.


Faculty for the Future grants are awarded based on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location and is worth USD 50,000 for PhDs and USD 40,000 for Post-doctoral study. Grants may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors.


Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a woman;

  • Be a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy;

  • Wish to pursue a Ph.D. degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines;

  • Have applied to, have been admitted to, or are currently enrolled in a university/research institute abroad;

  • Wish to return to their home country to continue their academic career upon completion of their studies;

  • Be very committed to teaching and demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences;

  • Hold an excellent academic record.


November 9th, 2020 for the 2021 Fellowships (the deadline for reference letters is November 16th, 2020).

For more information, click here


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