Dr Adijat Inyang receives prestigious award from Schlumberger Foundation

13 Jun 2015 - 09:00

Dr Adijat (Wumi) Inyang receives prestigious Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future 2015 Award. Congratulations for this outstanding achievement! Wumi is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Biomedical Engineering and works with Dr Sudesh Sivarasu.

Wumi has been nominated for this award following a competitive selection process which selects candidates that are most deserving and capable of carrying out the Foundation’s ambition of closing the gender gap in science by removing barriers for women from developing countries studying for PhD or Post-Doctorate in top universities in the world, and thus building role models for generations to come. A total of 155 new grants were awarded this year out of more than 1000 applications originally submitted. 135 existing grantees have also been renewed for 2015-2016.

The Schlumberger Foundation welcomes Wumi into the community of Fellows, now totaling 560 women pursing research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from 78 countries.

The Schlumberger Foundation has shared the official awards announcement with those who would be interested in learning more about the Faculty for the Future program.

The next online application session will open in September 2015 for the 2016-2017 Faculty for the Future Fellowships. Details on the application process and eligibility criteria can be found here.

The 2015-2016 selection results summary and map of new grantees provide key information on this last selection.