Schlumberger Foundation fellowship Program for 2022/2023 For Women now is Open grant USD 50000per year At Underdeveloping countries

 

Schlumberger Foundation

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.

Faculty for the Future

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 in the interests of sustainable development 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.

The program awards fellowships for advanced research in STEM at leading research institutes abroad. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected 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 policymaking, including topics of gender representation.

This program acts as a catalyst for these women to further tap into their potential. Through heightened motivation, sharpened self-awareness, and a lasting passion for science they, in turn, capture the imagination of other women and girls around them to regard scientific pursuits as a necessary means towards advancement and growth.

Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships for Ph.D. and Post-Doctorate STEM research programs. Through interactive online tools and in-person meetings, the program provides a platform for these women to take joint action in identifying and unraveling the impediments that are holding back equal opportunities in STEM education and careers in their local communities and home countries.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries and Emerging Economies

To be taken at Top universities abroad

Accepted Subject Areas: Physical sciences and related disciplines

Type: PhD/PostDoctoral, Fellowship

Selection Criteria: A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:

  • Academic performance;
  • 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: Applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a woman;
  • Be a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy;
  • Wish to pursue a Ph.D. 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/research institute 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.

*Faculty for the Future focuses on developing and emerging countries where women are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. 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 sources drawn upon are the UN Human Development Index (HDI), the UN Gender Inequality Index (GII), the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), Female and Education Ratio (FER) including indicators of female participation in STEM in tertiary education and the UIS STEM enrolment in Tertiary Education. 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.

New Grant Application Process

Important: If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a Ph.D. to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New Grant application channel, and not the Renewal Grant application channel.

WHEN TO APPLY FOR THE 2022-2023 FACULTY FOR THE FUTURE NEW FELLOWSHIPS:

The online system will be receiving NEW APPLICATIONS from September 8th, 2021.

General tips to help you:

  • Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and the application deadline;
  • Plan ahead! Producing a good quality application takes time and final selection is based in part on the standard of your application and accompanying materials;
  • Have a clear strategy. Make sure all parts of your application form an integrated whole. Your application should highlight aspects about you and your career that will give the reviewer a focused yet the well-rounded view of your candidature;
  • Read and follow the instructions carefully. The instructions are your guide to producing a comprehensive and competitive application;
  •  Information regarding available funding from other sources (fellowships, scholarships, sponsorships…) should also be provided.

A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:

  • Academic performance;
  • Quality of references;
  • Quality of host country university;
  • Level of commitment to return to home country;
  • Commitment to teaching, STEM entrepreneurship, or policy-making;
  • Relevance of research to home country;
  • Commitment to inspiring girls and women into STEM.

E-mails requesting information already included in the FAQ section will not receive a response.

Renewal Grant Application Process

Important: If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a Ph.D. to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New grant application channel, and not the Renewal grant application channel.

Eligibility:

Obtaining a Renewal grant is not automatic. Renewals are largely subject to performance, self-evaluation, evidence of re-integration plans in the home country, and recommendations from your current supervisor (preferably host and home) as well as the 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.

How To Apply:

Applications are only accepted through the on-line system

Opening Date:08th September 2021

Closing Date: 05th November 2021(the deadline for reference letters is November 11th, 2021)

Apply Now

https://www.fftf.slb.com

 

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