Scholarship Overview

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships program offers a pivotal opportunity for women from developing and emerging economies. Established in 2004, this scholarship empowers women to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in STEM fields at top universities worldwide. The initiative aims to bridge gender gaps in STEM by supporting women who face significant barriers to advancing in these disciplines. The fellowship is a testament to the Schlumberger Foundation's commitment to fostering inclusive scientific communities and promoting global development through education.

Host Institution(s)

The program partners with leading universities worldwide, allowing recipients to study in any country that hosts institutions offering advanced degrees in STEM fields. These global institutions are recognized for their rigorous academic environments, state-of-the-art research facilities, and contributions to scientific advancements.


Fellowships are available for women pursuing PhD or Post-doctoral research in a wide range of STEM disciplines, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physics, and biology. The program specifically targets research areas that offer the potential for innovative breakthroughs and substantial contributions to knowledge and technology.

Scholarship Value

The Faculty for the Future program provides a generous financial package, covering actual costs up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for PhD candidates and up to USD 40,000 per year for Post-doctoral researchers. This comprehensive support covers tuition fees, accommodation, travel expenses, and living expenses, with the possibility of renewal through to the completion of studies, contingent on academic performance and contributions to the home country.


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as female and hold citizenship from a developing country or emerging economy, without dual citizenship from a developed country.
  • Be enrolled, admitted, or have applied to a host university or research institute abroad for a PhD or Post-doctoral program in STEM fields.
  • Exhibit an excellent academic record, teaching experience, and a commitment to contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries.
  • Demonstrate involvement in faculty life and outreach programs aimed at encouraging young women to pursue scientific careers.

Application Instructions

To apply for the fellowship, candidates must:

  1. Create an account on the Schlumberger Foundation's application platform.
  2. Verify the account through a confirmation email.
  3. Log in and access the application form for the 2024 cycle.
  4. Fill out the application form comprehensively, including all required personal and academic information.
  5. Attach the necessary documents, which may include academic records, proof of university application or admission, a research proposal, and letters of recommendation.
  6. Review and submit the application before the deadline on November 10, 2024.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully prepare their applications and documents, ensuring they reflect their academic achievements, research potential, and commitment to making a difference in their communities and fields of study.