The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004 by the Schlumberger Foundation, 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.
Faculty for the Future fellowships are based on actual expenses to be incurred by the applicant only. This typically includes university tuition and bench fees, accommodation costs and a living allowance (e.g., food, a small allowance for books and supplies, medical insurance, child care, transport costs) in addition to a budget for initial travel to the host country, visa charges as well as conference expenses. Funding can be up to USD 50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for post-doc research programs.
For additional details and FAQs, visit Faculty for the Future.
You are eligible only if you meet all of the following criteria:
- you are a female citizen of a developing country or emerging economy. You are not eligible if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (Note: If you have been awarded a grant and then obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship)
- you are preparing for PhD or postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering, and related disciplines; awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences (see this PDF for typical disciplines awarded)
- you are currently enrolled, have been admitted to, or have applied to a host university or research institute abroad; if you are applying for a “sandwich” PhD, it is essential that the final degree is awarded by the host university abroad, not from the home country university
- you have a proven track record of teaching experience
- you hold an excellent academic record
- you can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue studies in the sciences
- you are willing to contribute to the socioeconomic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home universities, pursuing relevant research, or using your scientific expertise to address public policy matters.