Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships 2021/2022

Applications are open for the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships 2021/2022. The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging countries to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at leading universities worldwide.

The program’s long-term goal is 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. The program is committed to gender parity in science and recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. By accelerating gender equality in STEM, the talent and capacities of these women can be developed for the benefit of their local communities, regions, and nations.

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Since its launch in 2004, 739 women from 82 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities outside of their home country.

The Schlumberger Foundation has awarded Faculty for the Future fellowships to a new cohort of women in STEM. These women, from developing countries and emerging economies where they are underrepresented in STEM, are pursuing post-graduate studies in various STEM disciplines in leading research institutes around the world. This year, 19 new fellowships have been awarded and 77 were renewed
demonstrating the dedication of the Foundation to continue supporting its current grantees and their research projects, while adding a new cohort of talented women to its community.

The top three disciplines of this year’s cohort are in climate and environmental sciences, engineering, and computer sciences. The Fellows are mainly working on topics related to resolving issues faced by their communities in their home countries and regions.

These fellowship awards demonstrate the Schlumberger Foundation’s long-term investment in a community of highly qualified and recognized role models who are contributing to narrowing the gender gap in STEM disciplines by inspiring more women to study science. Fellowships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic ability, leadership qualities and engagement in STEM outreach activities in under-served
communities in their home countries. Fellowship recipients have all achieved academic excellence throughout their studies and often in the face of considerable challenges.


  • Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD $50,000 per year for a Ph.D. and a maximum of USD $40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through to completion of studies.
  • Renewal grants are subject to performance, recommendations from supervisors, and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.


  • You are a female and are 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 secondary citizenship from 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 are preparing for Ph.D. or postdoctoral studies in STEM. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies;
  • You are currently enrolled, have been admitted to, 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 Ph.D. the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., but not solely from the home country university);
  • Hold an excellent academic record;
  • Are 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:
    • an academic or research position in a STEM faculty;
    • and/or to use your knowledge to become a STEM entrepreneur to help resolve regional challenges in your local community/region;
    • and/or to demonstrating leadership by contributing to the public sector using your scientific skills to help provide evidence-based support for STEM policymaking, including topics of gender representation;
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills, active community outreach and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply through the given link.

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Application Deadline: November 9, 2020

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