Now Open! $37,000 Facebook International Fellowship for Doctoral Students 2018

Facebook Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Domestic and International Students

To be taken at (country): Any country (excluding US embargoed countries)

Research Areas:

  • CommAI
  • Computational Social Science
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Computer Vision
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Security/Privacy
  • Research Outside of the Above: relevant work in areas that may not align with the research priorities highlighted above.

About the Award: Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. We believe the most interesting research questions are derived from real-world problems. Our engineers work on cutting edge research with a practical focus and push product boundaries every day. We believe that close relationships with the academic community will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of our ongoing commitment to building academic relationships, we are pleased to announce the two year Facebook Fellowship program to support PhD students in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

Type: PhD, Fellowship

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • Full-time PhD students who are currently involved in on-going research.
  • Students work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines.
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • The Fellowship Program is open to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year (up to two years).
  • $37K grant (one-time payment during each academic year).
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support.
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research.
  • Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook.

Duration of Scholarship: Facebook Fellowship Award to cover two years!

Required application materials:

  • 1-2 page research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award. Please reference the topical areas below.
  • Student’s CV (with email, phone and mailing address). Please include applicable coursework.
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from an academic advisor).

How to Apply: The Application is now live. Go to the Ssite and enter your information.

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Award Sponsors: Facebook

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