Facebook Fellowship Program 2020-21

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EligibilityPhD scholars
AwardAnnual stipend of USD 42,000 and other benefits

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About the Program

Facebook Research invites applications for the Facebook Fellowship Program 2020-21 from students who are pursuing a PhD in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. This program intends to provide aid to talented students belonging to traditionally under-represented minority groups. The awardees will be eligible to receive tuition and fees for up to two academic years. Apart from this, a stipend of USD 42,000 per year conference travel support will also be given to the fellows.

Fellowship Details
  • Facebook Fellowship Program 2020-21 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, applicants must:

    • Be enrolled in a full-time PhD programme in research areas related to Computer Science and Engineering at an accredited university in any country
    • Be currently involved in on-going research
    • Be working on one or more relevant disciplines
    • Be enrolled in the academic year when the fellowship is awarded
    • Tuition and academic fee for up to two years or four semesters
    • A stipend of USD 42,000 each year
    • A fully paid visit to the Facebook headquarters for the Annual Fellowship Summit
    • Updated Resume or CV
    • Research Summary of 500 words
    • Two letters of recommendation - one from the PhD advisor and other from any other professor or any industry contacts
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Visit the link to apply for the fellowship.
    Step 2: Fill in the required details correctly.
    Step 3: Upload all the required documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application form.

Important Dates

Online application start date: 10th August 2020
Application deadline: 02th October 2020

Selection Criteria

All the applications received will be evaluated on the basis of the following -

  • Strength of student's research statement
  • Publication record
  • Recommendation letters
Terms and Conditions
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD study course.
  • Facebook AI resident students are not eligible for this fellowship.
  • The tuition fee will be directly paid to the University.
  • The stipend awarded will be taxable based on local tax laws.
  • At the time of applying for the fellowship, applicants need to provide two email addresses of their references who will be contacted via email to share their recommendation letter.

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