Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries, 2015/2016

Schlumberger Foundation is offering fellowships for women from developing countries or emerging economies. Fellowships are awarded to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies in the physical sciences, engineering and technology at leading universities abroad. Grants can be up to USD 50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for Post-Doc programs. These grants may be renewed. Applications Deadline is November 14th, 2014.

Study Subject(s)Fellowships are awarded in the field of Physical sciencesengineering and technology.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD or postdoctoral studies at leading universities abroad.
Scholarship Provider: The Schlumberger Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for this fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
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;
are preparing for a PhD, or postdoctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering and related disciplines;
are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where an individual has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the University abroad (not from the home country university);
hold an excellent academic record;
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 universities, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Women applicants of a developing country or emerging economy can apply for the Schlumberger fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in scientific disciplines thus contributing to the socioeconomic development of their home countries and regions. The Faculty for the Future program is growing each year and has become a powerful community of 257 women scientists from 62 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women.

Duration of award(s): Faculty for the future grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors.

What does it covers? The fellowship typically includes tuition and university fees, an estimation of accommodation costs and a living allowance (food, some allowance for books and supplies, medical/insurance coverage, child care, transport costs) in addition to a budget for travel to Host country, visa and 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 programs. 

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.

Notification: The results are usually available on the application Web site by the end of March every year. Awarded applicants will then receive a personal e-mail. Unsuccessful applicants will usually receive a formal letter by the end of April.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications Deadline is November 14th, 2014.

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