New and Renewal Grant Application Process

General Information

The applications website will receive new applications from September 8th to November 5th, 2021 for the 2022-2023 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. The 2021-2022 results have been notified by email and you can download the latest awards announcement here.

Faculty for the Future Grant: Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

You:

  • are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy where women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (N.B. If you have been awarded a Faculty for the Future grant and after the award you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship);
  • are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in a STEM discipline. The Faculty for the Future program does not fund Master level studies; - are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad or jointly (i.e., but not solely from the home country university);
  • hold an excellent academic record;
  • are willing to go back to your home country or region upon completion of your studies to contribute to its socio-economic development; - have a proven record of teaching experience in your home country and can demonstrate your commitment to going back home to: i) an academic or research position in a STEM faculty; ii) and/or to using your knowledge to become a STEM entrepreneur to help resolve regional challenges in your local community/region; iii) and/or to demonstrating leadership by contributing to the public sector using your scientific skills to help provide evidence-based support for STEM policy making, including topics of gender representation; Schlumberger-Private - can demonstrate leadership skills, active community outreach and have a track record in encouraging girls and women into STEM. If you do not meet the above criteria, please do not apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process.

*Faculty for the Future focuses on developing and emerging countries where women are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Qualifying a country as advanced, developing or emerging, is a complex and often controversial topic. Faculty for the Future does not draw on one single source or list but constitutes its eligible country list from a number of sources which allows incorporation of development status with regard to science, gender and education for example. The most significant sources drawn upon are the UN Human Development Index (HDI), the UN Gender Inequality Index (GII), the UNESCO institute of Statistics (UIS), Female and Education Ratio (FER) including indicators of female participation in STEM in tertiary education and the UIS STEM enrolment in Tertiary Education. The Faculty for the Future country list is reviewed every year and as levels of development fluctuate, a country may be on the list one year and not on the list the following year, and vice versa.

New Grant Application Process

Important: If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a PhD to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New Grant application channel, and not the Renewal Grant application channel.

How to apply:

Applications are only accepted through the on-line system

When to apply for the 2022-2023 Faculty for the Future new Fellowships:

The on-line system will be receiving NEW APPLICATIONS from September 8th, 2021.

General tips to help you:

  • Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and the application deadline;
  • Plan ahead! Producing a qood quality application takes time and final selection is based in part on the standard 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 aspects about you and your career that will give the reviewer a focused yet well-rounded view of your candidature;
  • Read and follow the instructions carefully. The instructions are your guide to producing a comprehensive and competitive application;
  •  Information regarding available funding from other sources (fellowships, scholarships, sponsorships…) should also be provided.

A successful application will have gone through four selection rounds, with the reviewers paying particular attention to the following criteria:

  • Academic performance;
  • Quality of references;
  • Quality of host country university;
  • Level of commitment to return to home country;
  • Commitment to teaching, STEM entrepreneurship or policy making;
  • Relevance of research to home country;
  • Commitment to inspiring girls and women into STEM.

Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

E-mails requesting information already included in the FAQ section will not receive a response.

Renewal Grant Application Process

Important: If you are a Faculty for the Future Fellow who is in transition from a PhD to Post-doctoral research, please make sure you go through the New grant application channel, and not the Renewal grant application channel.

Eligibility:

Obtaining a Renewal grant is not automatic. Renewals are largely subject to performance, self-evaluation, evidence of re-integration plans in home country and recommendations from your current supervisor (preferably host and home) as well as availability of funding. Strong evidence that other sources of funding have been explored should be indicated, especially if you have already received one renewal grant from Faculty for the Future.

How to apply:

Applications are only accepted through the on-line system

When to apply for the 2022-2023 Faculty for the Future renewal Fellowships:

The on-line system will be receiving RENEWAL APPLICATIONS from September 8th, 2021.