Sunday, November 25, 2007

SCHLUMBERGER Foundation Scholarship

Faculty for the Future

Forty-three academics were awarded Faculty for the Future grants in 2006-2007 bringing our current total to 67 women from 25 countries.

Women in science and technology
Faculty for the Future is a strategic partnership with the education sector in emerging economies to encourage women in their pursuit of academic careers in science and technology. Building on our worldwide network of university relationships, this program provides funding for advanced graduate study. The long-term goal is to support role models and improve gender balance at the faculty level so that more young women are attracted into scientific disciplines.

Grant recipients in the Faculty for the Future program are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers.


Women must meet the following criteria:

- are preparing for PhD or postdoctoral study in the physical sciences and related technologies
- have a proven track record demonstrating commitment to teaching
- demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach to encourage young women in to the sciences
- have a strong academic record, with teaching and research experience.

Schlumberger Foundation Grants range from USD 25,000 to 50,000 per year and may be renewed up to two times subject to performance, self-evaluation, and recommendations from supervisors. The amount of the grant depends on the costs of study and living in the chosen location.

Application process
Schlumberger in Nigeria is running in-country preselection processes. If you are from Nigeria, submit your application form by December 15 2007 to

All other candidates should apply directly to the Schlumberger Foundation. Applications must be submitted by November 30 2007.

2007-2008 Application Form (228 KB ZIP)
Conditional awards may be made prior to acceptance at graduate school; funding is often a requirement for admission. However, all awards are subject to admission to an appropriate graduate program. Please do not apply if you will not be starting your study program before spring 2009.