Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future, Paris, France


Call for Applications 2014–2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Faculty
for the Future Fellowships from September 9th to November 15th, 2013 for new applications; from September 9th to November 8th, 2013 for renewal applications.
The Schlumberger Foundation 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*, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad.
The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result
in more women pursuing academic careers in scientific disciplines thus contributing to the
socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The Faculty for the Future
program is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 323 women scientists
from 63 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.
Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000
per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance,
self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors.
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 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 and have a track record in encouraging young
women into the sciences.

Call for Applications 2014–2015 Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Dealine: November, 15, 2013

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Facultyfor the Future Fellowships from September 9th to November 15th, 2013 for new applications; from September 9th to November 8th, 2013 for renewal applications.


The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awardsfellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences*, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad.


The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that resultin more women pursuing academic careers in scientific disciplines thus contributing to thesocio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The Faculty for the Futureprogram is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 323 women scientistsfrom 63 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilitiesas for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countriesto continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to becomeinspirational role models for other young women.Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance,self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors.


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 application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment toteaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and have a track record in encouraging youngwomen into the sciences.

To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

You:

- are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (N.B.  If you have been awarded a Faculty for the Future grant and after the award you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship);

- are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;

- are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., not from the home country university);

- hold an excellent academic record

- have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching

- can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences

- are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.

If you do not meet the above criteria, please DO NOT apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process.

*Faculty for the Future focuses on developing and emerging countries.  Qualifying a country as advanced, developing or emerging, is a complex and often controversial topic. Faculty for the Future does not draw on one single source or list but constitutes its eligible country list from a number of sources which allows incorporation of development status with regard to science, gender and education for example. The most significant source drawn upon is the UN Human Development Index (HDI) including their Gender Development and Gender Empowerment Indexes as well as indicators of adult educational levels. Developing countries are defined as countries scoring medium or low in the UN HDI. Applications from emerging countries (i.e., countries scoring high in the HDI) may occasionally be awarded grants if the given country scores low in the UN Gender Inequality Index. The Faculty for the Future country list is reviewed every year and as levels of development fluctuate, a country may be on the list one year and not on the list the following year, and vice versa.

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