The Schlumberger Foundation's Faculty for the Future programme, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or postdoctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

The programme’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers they face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions, and to also pursue positions in the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to $USD50,000 annually
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of world
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)The Schlumberger Foundation

What it covers

Grants of up to $USD50,000 towards actual costs for eligible expenses.

How to apply

Candidates should:

  • Have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application;
  • Hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in encouraging young women into the STEM fields;
  • Prove their commitment to returning to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking positions in the public sector.

Please visit the Faculty for the Future website to find out more about the application process. The deadline for applications is usually in November each year.