Facebook Fellowship Award for International Students ($37000 stipend + tuition/conference support, and internship)

Facebook Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Engineering, Computer sci., Other related fields
Course Level: PhD, Fellowship
Provider: Facebook Inc.
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything that is done. Facebook believes the most interesting research questions are derived from real-world problems. Its engineers work on cutting edge research with a practical focus and push product boundaries every day.

Facebook believes that close relationships with the academic community will enable it to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of its ongoing commitment to building academic relationships, Facebook is pleased to announce the two year Facebook Fellowship program to support PhD students in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

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. Winners of the fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, an annual stipend, and conference travel support.

Facebook Fellowship Award

The Facebook Fellow 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 any other related area.

Applications will be accepted from individuals with the following 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) that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • The Fellowship Program is open to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country.
Selection criteria:
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, heavy emphasis on research and publication record favors students who are further along in their course of study.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (i.e. both domestic and foreign students)

Participating Institutions
Any accredited university in ANY country

Fields of study
Applications will be accepted from students with research related to one of the following areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Connectivity Hardware
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems
  • Economics & Computation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing & Speech Technologies
  • Programming Languages & Compilers
  • Security & Privacy
  • Social Computing
  • Software Engineering
Number of awards
Not specified by sponsor

Sponsorship duration
The Fellowship term extends for 2 academic years

Scholarship benefits
Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:
  • Tuition and fees will be paid for two academic years
  • $37,000 yearly grant (one-time payment during each academic year)
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for paid internship
Method of Application
Applications must be done online and may be saved and edited up until the application deadline. Required application materials must include: (A) Research Summary [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 above.]; (B) Resume or CV [with email, phone and mailing address, along with applicable coursework noted]; and (C) Two letters of recommendation [from an Academic advisor and a Professional reference (can be from academia or industry) with their email addresses].

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on the Facebook Fellowship program, and also to apply.

Applications for the Facebook Fellowship Award open on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00am PST. Completed applications are due by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 06:00pm PST.

Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students.

Since 2006, anyone who is at least 13 years old was allowed to become a registered user of the website, though the age requirement may be higher depending on applicable local laws. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities' students.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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