Supporting Women from Developing Countries in Science Program, Australia

Deadline: 30 November 2010
Open to: women citizen of a developing country admitted to or currently enrolled in a university abroad wishing to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines;
Scholarship: US $25,000 to US $50,000

About the Program

The Faculty for the Future Program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities abroad. The Faculty for the Future program grows each year and has become a powerful community that today stands at 142 pioneering women scientists from 43 countries. The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately these women return home to become leaders, to strengthen their faculties, contribute to the socio-economic development of their countries and serve as powerful role models to attract more young women into the sciences.


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 request. Candidates must be able to evidence their commitment to teaching, must demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach to encourage young women into the sciences and hold an excellent academic record. Applicants must be female and a citizen of a developing country.

Amount awarded: US $25,000 to US $50,000

Application process

Applications are only accepted through the on-line system. Note that the on-line system will be open from September 1st through November 30th 2010.

All information about the Faculty for the Future fellowship program and application facilities are found at the official website.

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