2023 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women in STEM

Deadline: November 11, 2022.

The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports science and technology education.

Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation flagship program is Faculty for the Future.

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing
and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) fields at leading universities worldwide.

The Schlumberger Foundation 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
facilitating STEM research for women scientists in emerging economies, scientific and technological
advances will be enhanced in the local communities and regions from where selected candidates are
awarded for this program.

Since its launch in 2004, 807 women from 86 countries have received Faculty for the Future
fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in leading universities and research
institutes outside of their home country.


  • Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university
    abroad when submitting their grant application.
  • Candidates must hold an excellent academic record, demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach activities and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM fields.
  • Candidates should also prove their commitment to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions as well as through their leadership in science-based entrepreneurship.
  • They are also expected to contribute to the public sector where their newly acquired technical and
    scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of
    gender representation.


  • 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 PhD and 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.


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