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The Schlumberger Foundation: Next call for applications for the Fellowships 2015–2016

Logo-schlumbergerApplications for Faculty for the Future Fellowships for the 2015–2016 academic will be accepted online as of September 2014. Note: the applications Website is currently closed until September 2014.

Fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhDs or post-doctorate degrees at top universities abroad. Applicants are chosen via a rigorous selection process based on academic performance, outstanding references, research relevance, and commitment to teaching as well as the ability to be a change agent and inspire other young women into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pursuits.

The United Nations notes that women pursuing tertiary education are significantly underrepresented in the fields of science and engineering. A key objective of the Faculty for the Future program is that Fellows return to their home countries to continue their research and teaching, in turn becoming advocates for public policy in their scientific domain of expertise and laying the groundwork for change in regard to women in science in their home region.

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