Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries

Deadline: 30 November 2011
Open to: Women from developing countries
Fellowship:  40,000 – 50,000 USD


Schlumberger Foundation started the Faculty for the Future Fellowship program in 2004 to provide financial support to women from developing economies to enable them complete their PhD or post-doctoral degree programs in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities abroad. Since its inception, this fellowshipprogram has grown gradually and extended its reach to different countries of the world. The program focuses on encouraging more women to pursue advance studies in science.

In this context, the Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship program 2012-2013 from eligible women candidates in developing countries who want to pursue PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines.

Faculty for the Future program aims at 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, and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.


Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a woman;
  • Be a citizen of a developing country;
  • Wish to pursue a PhD 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 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.


Faculty for the Future grants are based on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location, and are capped at 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.


Applications are only accepted through the on-line registration system.
Note that the on-line system will be open from September 12th to November 30th 2011.

Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before applying.

The Official Website

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