The Schlumberger Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports science and technology education. It's Faculty for the Future fellowships aim to accelerate gender equality in STEM by generating conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers through alleviating some of the barriers they encounter when enrolling in STEM disciplines.

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:

  • be female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy where women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship, of which, one is citizenship of a developed country. (NB 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 in a STEM discipline
  • 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 or jointly (ie but not solely from the home country university)
  • hold an excellent academic record
  • be willing to go back to your home country or region upon completion of your studies to contribute to its socio-economic development
  • have a proven record of teaching experience in your home country and can demonstrate your commitment to going back home to: i) an academic or research position in a STEM faculty; ii) and/or to using your knowledge to become a STEM entrepreneur to help resolve regional challenges in your local community/region; iii) and/or to demonstrating leadership by contributing to the public sector using your scientific skills to help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation
  • can demonstrate leadership skills, active community outreach and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM.

Application dates and deadlines

Applications for the 2023-24 Faculty for the Future Fellowships will be accepted from 5 September until 11 November 2022.