Saturday, September 6, 2008

Schlumberger Foundation Scholarship for Woman

About Program Women in science and technology - Role models for the Next Generation

“The Schlumberger Foundation began developing this program three years ago because we were convinced that the lack of female role models was one of the most pervasive roadblocks preventing young women in emerging countries from pursuing a scientific career.”

Jean-Marc Perraud, Chairman of the Schlumberger Foundation

Faculty for the Future is a capacity building initiative in the education sector in emerging economies to encourage women in their pursuit of academic careers in science and technology. Drawing on our worldwide network of university relationships, this program provides funding for advanced graduate study.

The goal of the program is to support role models and facilitate gender balance at key universities in emerging economies. Grant recipients are, therefore, expected to return to their home countries at the end of their studies to continue their academic careers. As teachers, they will contribute to the ultimate vision of the program which is the attracting of more talented women into science and engineering careers.

Grants provided by the Schlumberger Foundation are in the range of 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.

Eligibility criteria and submission process instructions on how to apply can be found on the Schlumberger Foundation Web site.