Schlumberger Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’ to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad.

Funding brief: The Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’. The Faculty for the Future program aims to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad. If you’ve been accepted in a university of excellence you are eligible to apply, even if the university is not in a developed country. However, the host university or research institute that you choose for your studies must not be in your home country (unless it is a sandwich program and in this case the final degree must be issued by the foreign host university).

Donor Name: Schlumberger Foundation
Funding name: Faculty for the Future program

Deadline: New applications will be accepted from September, 5th to November, 7th, 2018 for the 2019 Fellowships (the deadline for reference letters is November, 14th, 2018).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual expenses to be incurred by the student only. This typically 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.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: The initial duration of the grant is for one academic year.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria: You:
● Are a female and are 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);
● Are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related 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;
● 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 (i.e., not from the home country university);
● Hold 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;
● Are 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.

If you do not meet the above criteria, please DO NOT apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process.

Eligible Country: Faculty for the Future focuses on developing and emerging countries. Qualifying a country as advanced, developing or emerging, is a complex and often controversial topic. Faculty for the Future does not draw on one single source or list but constitutes its eligible country list from a number of sources which allows incorporation of development status with regard to science, gender and education for example. The most significant source drawn upon is the UN Human Development Index (HDI) including their Gender Development and Gender Empowerment Indexes as well as indicators of adult educational levels. Developing countries are defined as countries scoring medium or low in the UN HDI. Applications from emerging countries (i.e., countries scoring high in the HDI) may occasionally be awarded grants if the given country scores low in the UN Gender Inequality Index. The Faculty for the Future country list is reviewed every year and as levels of development fluctuate, a country may be on the list one year and not on the list the following year, and vice versa.

Note: The Schlumberger Foundation must comply with all applicable sanctions laws, including those of the U.S. and European Union.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Register to Apply: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view
● Research Ethics Statement: Click to view

How to apply: If you are a New Applicant and believe you meet all the eligibility criteria, please register below for an account.

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