Country: United States
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: PhD
Applications Open: August 10, 2020
Application Deadline: October 2, 2020
Funding: Two full years of paid tuition and fees, plus $37,000 stipend and $5,000 in travel and conference support
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021 Facebook Fellowship Program. This program was developed to support and encourage aspiring doctoral students who are involved in relevant, groundbreaking research in areas such as engineering and computer science.
These awards are granted to students in any year of PhD study, and applicants may be from a long list of accepted universities. However, the award is designed to support minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented.
Each application will be evaluated based on the strength of the research statement, recommendation letters, and publication records, if available. Award winners will receive two full years of paid tuition and fees, along with a stipend of $37,000 and $5,000 in travel and conference support. Applicants will also have all of their expenses paid for a visit to Facebook headquarters during the yearly Fellowship summit.
To be eligible to apply, interested candidates must be full-time students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and an ongoing research study. Applicants from any accredited university in any country may apply. The research area must be relevant to a specific set of disciplines and research areas, and the candidate must be actively enrolled during the year in which the fellowship is awarded.
Acceptable research areas include Applied Statistics, AR/VR Privacy and Ethics, Ar/VR Photonics and Optics, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Compute Storage and Efficiency, Computational Social Science, Distributed Systems, Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Economics and Computation, Networking and Connectivity, Programming Languages, Privacy and Data Use, Security/Privacy, Social and Economic Policy, Structured Data Stores, Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification, or Systems for Machine Learning.
To apply, candidates should submit a research summary of no more than 400 words. This should state the area of focus and indicate its importance to the field and Facebook during the anticipated research. Candidates should also submit a CV with relevant contact information and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an academic advisor.
To learn more and apply, click here.