IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2020

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Last updated on: 15-Oct-2019
EligibilityStudents pursuing PhD
AwardVariable stipend

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About the Program

IBM invites applications for IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2020 from students enrolled in a full-time PhD programme. The aim of this fellowship is to recognize and support outstanding PhD students who wish to make their mark in disruptive and promising technologies. Selected fellows will receive a variable stipend for two academic years. 

  • IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be nominated by a doctoral faculty member
    • Be a full-time PhD student over the two consecutive academic years of award
    • Have three years remaining in the graduate program at the time of nomination

    The selected students will receive a variable stipend based on the region for two academic years.

    • CV
    • Nominator's supporting statement
    • Department Head's supporting statement
    • PhD thesis title and description
    How can you apply?

    All nominations for the fellowship award must be made through the doctoral faculty only. Click here to make the nominations. 

Important Dates

Application deadline: 29th October 2019
Fellowship winner announcement: March 2020
Disbursal of fellowship award: By 31st August 2020

Selection Criteria

Selections of the candidates will be made on the basis of research excellence, technical interest alignment with IBM and the academic progress as evidenced by publications and endorsements from the faculty advisor and department head of the applicants.

Terms and Conditions
  • Students receiving fellowship or internship from another institution or company except for academic scholarship during the same academic year of IBM fellowship may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
  • Students belonging to US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
  • The key focus areas of this fellowship include -
    • AI/ Cognitive Computing
    • Cloud/ Open Source
    • Data Science
    • Internet of Things
    • Quantum Computing
    • Security/ Cyber Security
  • Only three nominations per department can be submitted. 
  • IBM employees, IBM contractors, and IBM supplemental employees are not eligible for the fellowship.
  • The fellowship payment will be directly made to the University/Institution and not to the student awardee. 

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