Each year, The Faculty for the Future fellowships, Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation, are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad. Grant recipients are selected for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents, and are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.
Schlumberger was born of an idea—that if an electric field could be generated below ground, voltage measurements at the surface could be mapped to reveal subsurface structure. Following two years of lab and field testing, the first map of equipotential curves was recorded in 1912 using very basic equipment. The result confirmed the method while revealing underground features, such as bed boundaries and the direction of formation layer dips. This was crucial because the technique provided extra information that might be useful for locating subsurface structures forming traps for minerals ... read more
Faculty for the Future grants are awarded based on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location, and is worth USD 50,000 for PhDs and USD 40,000 for Post-doctoral study. Grants may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors.
Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:
For more details, visit Schlumberger Foundation website.