The Schlumberger Foundation has announced the latest cohort of Faculty for the Future Fellows. The program grants fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue post-graduate studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading research institutes around the world.
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for Faculty for the Future Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year through November 5, 2021. Learn more about more eligibility and how to apply at the Faculty for the Future website.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, 31 new recipients have been awarded fellowships in addition to the 55 renewed awards from previous years.
The Fellows are predominantly working on topics related to resolving key issues faced by communities in their own home countries and regions.
“Our program is reaching new applicants in an increasing number of underrepresented countries, and we remain committed to supporting the large number of existing grantees whose progress and return plans are in line with the program’s goals. The drive, determination, and passion of our Fellows to use their scientific knowledge in solving issues faced in their local communities, and also to contribute to addressing global issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, are key strengths to the program,’’ says President Schlumberger Foundation Roseline Chapel.
Fellowships are awarded based on the applicant’s academic ability, leadership qualities, and engagement in STEM outreach activities in underserved communities in their home countries.
Kludia Talohole Angula, from Namibia, is pursuing a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at North West University in South Africa. Her research aims at finding new treatment options for tuberculosis, as many pathogens are drug resistant.
Naomie Kayitesi Manishimwe, from Rwanda, is pursuing a PhD in Water Resources and Remote Sensing at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Her research is about modeling land use and hydromology changes. She aims at using a geographic information system and remote sensing to quantify land use in Rwanda.
Virginie Korangi Alleluya, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is pursuing a PhD in Agronomy & Bioengineering at the University of Liege in Belgium. Her research focuses on biological control against crop enemies in tropic environments, such as fungi in peanut crops.
Ingrid Elizabeth Ubeda Trujillo, from Nicaragua, is pursuing a PhD in Hydroinformatics at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. Her research combines remote sensing techniques, machine learning, and optimization models for drought management.
Tasneem Osman, from Sudan, is pursuing a PhD in Agriculture at the University of Bonn in Germany. Her research investigates arboviral mosquito vectors, their interactions with plants, and how these interactions affect the virus evolution and transmissibility to benefit diagnostics and vaccine development.
Choden Thinley, from Bhutan, is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Management at Murdouch University in Australia. She is developing new strategies to improve Bhutan’s protected area management standards and policies.
The program’s long-term goal is to accelerate gender equality in STEM by generating conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers through alleviating some of the barriers they encounter when enrolling in STEM disciplines. The program is committed to gender parity in science and recognizes that full access to and participation in a STEM curriculum is essential for the empowerment of women and girls.
Since its launch in 2004, 770 women from 84 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships for PhD and post-doctorate STEM research programs. Through interactive online tools and in-person meetings, the program provides a platform for these women to take joint action in identifying and unraveling the impediments that are holding back equal opportunities in STEM education and careers in their local communities and home countries.
The Schlumberger Foundation is a nonprofit organization 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.