Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, the Faculty for the Future program aims to support qualified and deserving women from developing countries by awarding them fellowships to continue their PhD or post-doctoral studies. The women who are awarded the fellowships can continue their study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities abroad. After completion of their study, these women go back to their countries and contribute to the socio-economic development of their countries.
New Grant Application Process
If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a PhD to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New Grant application channel, and not the Renewal Grant application channel.
Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
Be a woman
Be a citizen of a developing country
Wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines
Have applied to, have been admitted to, or are currently enrolled in a university abroad
Wish to return to their home country to continue their academic career upon completion of their studies
Be very committed to teaching and demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences
Hold an excellent academic record
Successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:
Quality of references
Quality of host country university
Level of commitment to return to home country
Commitment to teaching
Relevance of research to home country
Commitment to inspiring young women into the sciences
Eligibility for Renewal Grant Application Process
Obtaining a Renewal grant is not automatic. Renewals are largely subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from your current supervisor (preferably host and home) as well as availability of funding. Strong evidence that other sources of funding have been explored should be indicated, especially if you have already received one renewal grant from Faculty for the Future.
The on-line system for application will be open from September 12, 2011 to November 30, 2011.
|Civil society responsive grants
Our responsive grants are designed to promote international or intercultural exchange, co-operation