• Deadline: November 17, 2017
  • Open to: Women in STEM



The Schlumberger Foundation selected the most recent Faculty for the Future women in STEM from emerging and developing countries engaged in post-graduate studies at various universities around the world. Out of over 600 applications received for the 2017-2018 academic year, 38 new Fellowships were granted and 140 were renewed, showing the engagement of the Foundation to its current grantees and their work while continuing to grow the community in areas least represented.

The research focus of this year’s cohort of new Fellows is diverse, with the top three disciplines being engineering, climate & environmental sciences and chemistry. Most of the research proposals of the new cohort of Fellows are related to regional challenges their home countries and regions are currently facing, and they are determined to use their scientific knowledge upon their return to solve these issues.


  • Applicant should be a female and 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)
  • You should be preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) 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
  • Be 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)
  • You should have 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
  • Be 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.


  • Fellowship 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
  • Grants can be up to USD 50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for post-doc research programs.


  • Applications are only accepted through the online system.


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