Deadline: 30 November 2010
Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.
Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, Faculty for the Future has grown to become a community of 142 women from 43 countries.
The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents, and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.
WHO MAY APPLY
Applicants must meet 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.
Applications are only accepted through the on-line system www.fftf.slb.com. Note that the on-line system will be open from September 1st to November 30th 2010.
A successful application will have gone through five 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.
Faculty for the Future grants are in the range of USD 25,000 to 50,000 per year—maximum USD 40,000 for postdoctoral studies— and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. The amount of the grant depends on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location.