Facebook Research Fellowship Program for PhD Students 2019 (up to $37,000)

Facebook Research Fellowship Program for PhD Students 2019 (up to $37,000)

Deadline: October 12, 2018

Applications are open for the Facebook Research Fellowship Program 2019. The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Applications will be accepted from students with research related to one of the following areas:

  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Hardware and Software Infrastructure for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Programming Languages
  • Security/Privacy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • UX/Instagram Well-being


  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters)
  • $37,000 grant (one-time payment during each academic year)
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters to for the annual Fellowship Summit


  • Open to full-time PhD students who are currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country;
  • Students work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines;
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded;
  • First or second year PhD students who fit the criteria of a minority group that is under-represented in the technology sector have the option of being evaluated for an Emerging Scholar Award.


Applications must include:

  • 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
  • Resume or CV, with email, phone and mailing address, and applicable coursework noted
  • 2 letters of recommendation to be uploaded with your application. Please provide reference email addresses, and one reference must be from an academic advisor

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Facebook Fellowship Program.