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. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. We also encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.
Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit, and various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.
Students work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines (Applied Statistics, AR/VR Computer Graphics, AR/VR Photonics and Optics, AR/VR Future Technologies, Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics, Computational Social Science, Computer Vision, Database Systems, Distributed Systems, Economics and Computation, Energy Efficient Video, Compression, Instagram/FB App Well-being and Safety, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking Applied Statistics, Privacy and Data Use Programming Languages, Security and Privacy, Social and Economic Policy, Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification, Systems for Machine Learning)
Full-time PhD students who are currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
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.
20th September 2021
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