The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from *developingand *emerging economies* to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at top universities *abroad*. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM.
The Faculty for the Future program is growing each year and has become a powerful community that today stands at 560 pioneering women scientists from 78 countries. *Ultimately grant recipients are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions by strengthening the faculties in their home universities, pursuing relevant research, or using their specific expertise to address policy issues*. The end goal is to attract and retain more young women in STEM.
More info. November 2015