Call for applications for the Scholarships of the Schlumberger Foundation 2020-2021. Scholarships fully funded by the Schlumberger Foundation are offered to women who wish to pursue a doctorate. or Post Doctorate in STEM fields (Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology and related disciplines) in any best university in the world.

The long-term objective of the program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by reducing the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thereby reducing the gender gap. The members of the Faculty for the Future are expected to return to their countries of origin after completing their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological progress by strengthening the STEM teaching and research faculties of their home institutions. They can also make contributions in the public sector where their newly acquired technical and scientific skills can help provide evidence-based support for the formulation of STEM policies. In doing so, they become powerful role models and help inspire other girls and women to pursue scientific careers.

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the Fellowships of the Faculty for the Future 2020–2021 from September 5 to November 7, 2019. The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards scholarships to women from developing economies and emerging to get Ph. RE. o Postdoctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the main universities of the world.

The initial duration of the scholarship is one academic year. The renewal of the grant is not automatic, but it is subject to academic progress, the quality of the references (a reference from the supervisor of the host university is mandatory) and the criteria for the renewal process of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program .

Grants from the Faculty for the Future are based on the actual costs of eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD
50,000 per year for a doctorate. and a maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and can be renewed until the end of the studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-assessment, recommendations of supervisors and solid evidence of reintegration plans in the country of origin.

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  • Country: Different
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: people of developing country can apply
  • Deadline: November 7, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    You are eligible if:

    • You are a woman and a citizen of a developing country or an emerging economy. You are not eligible to apply if you have the secondary citizenship of a developed country. (N.B. If you have been granted a scholarship from the Faculty for the Future and after the grant, you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the scholarship will be suspended as of the date of said additional citizenship);
    • Note: If you are a citizen of a developing or emerging country but reside in a developed country in order to continue your studies, you are eligible to apply
    • You are preparing for a doctorate or postdoctoral studies in physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines (see the website http://www.facultyforthefuture.net/ for some examples of typical disciplines awarded). Biological science awards are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future program does not finance master’s level studies;
    • You are currently enrolled, admitted or submitted an application at a university / research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted when an individual has not yet submitted an application at a university). If you request a Ph.D. sandwich the final degree must be awarded by the host university abroad (that is, not by the university of the country of origin);
    • Have a proven track record of teaching experience;
    • Have an excellent academic record;
    • Can demonstrate active participation in the life of the faculty and outreach programs to encourage young women to pursue studies in science
    • They are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of their country and region of origin by strengthening the faculties of their home universities, conducting relevant research or using their scientific experience to address public policy issues.
    • Schlumberger employees are not eligible to apply for faculty grants for the future.
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    Benefits :

    Grants from the Faculty for the Future are based on the actual expenses that the student will get only.

    • This generally includes college tuition and bank fees, accommodation costs and a life allowance (for example, food, a small allowance for books and supplies, medical insurance, child care, transportation costs) in addition to a travel budget Initial to the host country, visa charges and conference expenses.
    • Grants can be up to USD 50,000 per year for Ph.D. courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for post-doc research programs.
    • In addition, and at the discretion of the Schlumberger Foundation, an exceptional child care grant (per eligible child) may be granted to a concessionaire when certain conditions are met. These conditions are provided in the financial section of the application form.

    The selection process includes five rounds:

    First round: it is based on the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria, such as the country of origin, the discipline and the general quality of the application. Non-compliant applications are deleted.
    Second round: the first short list is reviewed based on the score of the following criteria:

    • academic performance
    • quality of references
    • The scientific interest of the research proposal.
      commitment to teaching
    • The relevance of research for the country of origin
    • Commitment to inspire a young woman to pursue studies in science
      quality of the host country university
    • Third round: The Schlumberger Foundation scientific committee reviews the second list with a focus on the quality of the research proposal, scientific interest and relevance to the country of origin.
    • Fourth round: the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Directorate of the Schlumberger Foundation interview the final list of candidates by telephone.
    • Final round: Selection of grant beneficiaries by the Board of Directors of the Schlumberger Foundation.

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