The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.

While open to students in any year of PhD study, a heavy emphasis on research and publication record for Facebook Fellowships favor students who are further along in their course of study.  First or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented* in the technology sector have the option of being evaluated for an emerging scholar award.

Application Opens: September 1, 2017

Application Closes: October 31, 2017, 5pm PST

Fellowship Award Includes

  • 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 headquarters to present research
  • Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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) the Fellowship is awarded
  • The Fellowship Program is open to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
  • First or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented* 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 (reference the topical areas below)
  • Resume or CV, with email, phone and mailing address, and applicable coursework noted
  • 2 letters of recommendation. Please provide reference email addresses, and one reference must be from an academic advisor

Research Areas

We are accepting applications from students with research related to one of the following areas:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • CommAI
  • Networking and Connectivity Hardware
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Distributed Systems
  • Security and Privacy
  • Economics and Computation
  • Computational Social Science
  • Other: Relevant research in areas that may not align with the focus areas noted above.

For more information, please visit: https://research.fb.com/programs/fellowship/

 

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