Category - PhD Research Fellowships

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women

Schlumberger Foundation
PhD/Postdoctoral Study

Deadline: 18 Nov 2016 (annual)
Study in:  any Country
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

Host Institution(s):

Approved leading universities worldwide

Field of study:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Women from developing and emerging economies

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year and may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendation from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans into the home country.

Eligibility:

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*. 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 the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. 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 (i.e., not from the home country university);

• hold an excellent academic record

• have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching

• can demonstrate active PARTICIPATION in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences

• are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters.

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.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications are only accepted through the on-line system. Applications will be accepted from 12 September until 18 November 2016 for the 2017-2018 Fellowships.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.facultyforthefuture.net/

Robert S. McNamara Phd Research Fellowships

World Bank
PhD Research Fellowships

Deadline: 14 Dec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  any Country
Research starts July-Dec 2017

Brief description:

The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships of up to $25,000 annually for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad through a residency period of 6 to 10 months.

Host Institution(s):

Your fellowship can take place at any host institution in the world as long as the following conditions are met: (i) the host institution is in a World Bank member country. (ii) the host institution is outside the developing country where you have citizenship. (iii) the host institution is outside the country where you are a current resident. (iv) if you currently reside in a country outside the developing country where you have citizenship, that country must be a developing country.

Level/Fields of Research:

Doctoral research in development-related topics

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Nationals of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

RSMFP provides up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country. Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period.

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:

• You are a national of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing

• You are not a national of any country not eligible to receive World Bank financing (for example, you cannot be a dual citizen of a country that cannot receive World Bank financing)

• You are currently enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing

• While enrolled in the PhD program, you have resided in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing

• You will have completed all coursework and exams required by your PhD program at the time of application deadline.

• You are 35 years or younger on the Application Deadline date

• You are not an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group (The World Bank, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlements of Investment Disputes). Nor are you a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew

• You have not previously been the recipient of the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.

• You are accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research center in a World Bank member country other than your country of citizenship and, if applicable, other than a developing country in which you currently reside.

• Your research proposal for RSMFP funding is endorsed by your PhD thesis supervisor and your host institution research advisor.

• You can begin your proposed fellowship between April and September 2017

• You are able to complete your proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applications will be received only through the online application site. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed. Deadline is 12 noon, Washington D.C time (Eastern Standard Time/EST) on Tuesday, 14 December 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://go.worldbank.org/993QOP76R0