Google PhD Fellowship India Program 2021

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EligibilityPhD students
AwardUSD 50,000 for 4 years

About the Program


Google is offering Google PhD Fellowship India Program 2021 to support students as they pursue PhD as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. Interested applicants must be pursuing computer science or related areas. The selected candidates will receive a monthly fellowship and contingency grants along with a chance to do an internship at Google after successfully clearing the internship interview process. 

  • Google PhD Fellowship India Program 2021

    To be eligible, the applicant must:

    • Be a PhD enrolled student at an Indian University
    • Have obtained an Undergraduate/Masters degree from an Indian University
    • Be a professional who is employed with a registered organization in India

    Google will offer the selected candidates a fellowship of USD 50,000 for a duration of 4 years. This fellowship will cover the following:

    • Support for a maximum period of 4 years
    • Monthly fellowship to cover stipend and other research-related expenses, travel expenses including overseas travel
    • Applicant's resume with links to publications (if available).
    • Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor's degree till date.
    • Research statement of purpose (maximum of two pages).
    • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant's work (at least one coming from the thesis advisor in case of current PhD students).

    Note: Collate all these documents into a single PDF file and upload it as one document only.

    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button.
    Step 2: Provide information on the name, PhD program date, current designation, etc and proceed to the next step.
    Step 3: Provide information on research interests, and upload supporting documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 28th April 2021

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the eligible criteria.

Terms and Conditions
  • The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the following fields:
    • Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets
    • Computational Neuroscience
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Machine Learning
    • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
    • Mobile Computing
    • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
    • Privacy and Security
    • Programming Languages and Software Engineering
    • Quantum Computing
    • Structured Data and Database Management
    • Systems and Networking
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

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