The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the future Programme is calling for application into its 2012/2013 Faculty for the Future (Fftf) Fellowship.

A release by the NGA Special Project Manager, Valerie Edozien Nwogbe, informed that the FftF Fellowships are open to women from developing and emerging economies, preparing for Ph. D or Post-doctoral studies in the Physical Sciences and Engineering related disciplines.

The Fftf offers Scholarships in the range of $25,000 to $50,000 per year which is renewable after completion of studies, subject to performance, self-evaluation and recommendations from supervisors. 

According to the Project Manager, the long-term goal of the programme is to generate conditions that result in more women pursing scientific disciplines.

The grant recipients would be selected for their leadership capabilities as well as their scientific talents and they are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their programmes to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.

The Award session opens from September 12, 2011, while further information, including eligibility criteria and application formalities are available at and http://www.faculty.