Supporting Women in Science and Technology

Date: 07/20/2012

Sixty-three women are awarded a Faculty for the Future grant.

The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit entity that supports science and technology education. Recognizing the link between science, technology, and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the Schlumberger Foundation’s flagship program is Faculty for the Future.

This program has a long-term goal of generating conditions that result in more women pursuing doctorate and post-doctorate studies in scientific disciplines. The program also has an extended mission to encourage community building through forums, both online, and in person.

Faculty for the Future

The Schlumberger Foundation has awarded 63 new fellowships for the 2012–2013 academic year. The awards will fund women from developing and emerging countries for advanced graduate study in science and engineering disciplines at top universities around the world.

The 63 new Fellows come from 28 countries, including for the first time Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Iraq, and Fiji. The new grantees will be pursuing PhD or Post-doctorate studies in 9 different countries in disciplines as varied as civil and environmental science, computer engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and hydrology.

The overriding objective of the program is to see the Faculty for the Future Fellows inspire other female scientists,

building steadily on their empowerment, and their leadership skills to become influential role models in countries where women are still underrepresented in science.

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