Thursday, 15 September 2011

PhD and Postdoctoral Awards for Women in Science

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering,

or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.

Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, Faculty for the Future has grown to become a community of 110 women from 35 countries.

The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines.

Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents,

and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.

Faculty for the Future grants are in the range of USD 25,000 to 50,000 per year, and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation,

and recommendations from supervisors.

The amount of the grant depends on the actual costs of studying and living in the chosen location.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

·         be a citizen of a developing or emerging country

·         be preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences or related disciplines

·         have a proven track record of teaching experience

·         can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences

·         hold an excellent academic record

Faculty for the Future fellows are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers after their study abroad.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual expenses to be incurred and can be up to USD 50,000 per year.

General tips to help you

·         Make sure you meet eligibility guidelines and the application deadline.

·         Plan ahead! Producing a strong application takes time and final selection is based in part on the quality of your application and accompanying materials.

·         Have a clear strategy. Make sure all parts of your application form an integrated whole.

·         Your application should highlight the aspects about you and your career that will give the reviewer a focused yet well-rounded view of your candidacy.

·         Read and follow the instructions carefully. The instructions are your guide to creating a complete and competitive application.

A successful application will have been through five rounds of review, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:

·         academic performance

·         quality of references

·         commitment to teaching

·         relevance of research to home country

·         commitment to inspiring young woman into the sciencesquality of host-country university

Application Deadline; November

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