Facebook Fellowship Program 2021 for PhD Students Engaged in Innovative Research (Stipend of $42,000)

Facebook Fellowship Program 2021 for PhD Students Engaged in Innovative Research (Stipend of $42,000)

Deadline: October 2, 2020

Applications for the Facebook Fellowship Program 2021 are now open. The Facebook Fellowship is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

Fellowships are available in the following areas of study:

  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Computer Graphics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
  • Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Energy Efficient Video Compression
  • Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • Systems for Machine Learning

Benefits

The fellowship includes:

  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters);
  • A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs;
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit. As part of the program, current Fellows are invited to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park for the annual Fellowship Summit. At the Summit, Fellows can engage with other winners, share their current research, speak with Facebook researchers and teams, and learn more about research at Facebook.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021);
  • Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines;
  • Students must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the Fellowship to receive program benefits;
  • Students should not apply for Facebook Fellowships if they are actively being funded by Facebook through some other sponsorship or collaboration and/or if they are actively being supervised (or co-supervised) by a Facebook researcher.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications are evaluated based on:

  • The strength of the student’s research statement
  • Publication record, and
  • Recommendation letters.

Application

Applications must include:

  • 500-word research summary that clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor. You will be asked to provide your references’ contact information, and they will receive a corresponding form to submit their letters.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Facebook Fellowship.

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