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Facebook Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open01-Nov-2015
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Award$37,000 yearly grant, Paid Internship, Tuition fees, Paid visit to FB HQ
Eligibility PhD students in CS, CE, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.
RegionAll India
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What is Facebook Fellowship Program 2016?

The Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research.

Accepting applications from students with research related to one of the following areas: 
•Artificial Intelligence
•Computer Architecture
•Computer Vision
•Data Mining
•Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems
•Economics and Computation
•Human-Computer Interaction 
•Machine Learning
•Natural Language Processing
•Networking & Operating Systems
•Programming Languages & Compilers
•Security & Privacy
•Social Computing
•Software Engineering
•Speech Technologies

Winners of the fellowship are entitled to a two-year fellowship including payment of tuition and fees for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, a $37,000 unrestricted grant, opportunities for paid internships, and a visit to Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, California to present their research.

Important Dates:
•October 1, 2015- Application Opens
•November 1, 2015- Completed Applications with reference letters due
•December 18, 2015- Winners Announced

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).
•Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research.
•Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook.

All applications will 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. Please reference the topical areas above.
•Student's CV (with email, phone and mailing address). Please include applicable coursework.
•2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the student's advisor).

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Eligibility Criteria:
•Full-time PhD students in topical areas represented by these fellowships 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- enrolled in universities in any country.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done through online only. Go to the address given and click on apply, a new window will open, write your details there and then click on submit button. 

Terms and Conditions

The Fellowship 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 a related area. The Fellowship term extends for 2 academic years.

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for paid internship

Required application materials:

  • Research Summary
    1-2 page research summary, which clearly identifies the area of focus and applicability of anticipated research to Facebook.
  • Resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (Please provide addresses):
    1. Advisor
    2. Professional reference (can be from academia or industry)

Application Deadline

Applications open on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 00:00 PST.
Completed applications are due by Sunday, 1 November 2015 at 12:00 PST.
(Applications may be saved and edited up until application deadline)

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