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Facebook’s Fellowship Program for Current CS Ph.D. Students

October 29th, 2011 / in awards / by Erwin Gianchandani

Facebook Fellowship Program [image courtesy Facebook].Facebook has announced a new installment of its Facebook Fellowship Program — providing full-time Ph.D. students involved in on-going research in computer science (and allied fields) full tuition, a $30,000 stipend, $5,000 for travel, and $2,500 for a personal computer in an effort to facilitate their studies.

Each applicant must provide a one- to two-page research summary that clearly specifies his or her area of focus and the applicability of his or her research to Facebook; a CV (with e-mail, phone, and mailing address), including a list of applicable coursework; a minimum of two letters of recommendation (one must be from the student’s faculty advisor); and the name and website, including short bio, of the faculty advisor.

From Facebook’s announcement:

Eligibility criteria:
  • Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
  • Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • Students must be nominated by a faculty member.


We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

  • Computational Advertising
  • Computer Vision
  • Compiler Technology
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Security
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Distributed Computing
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Internet Economics
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Translation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Search
  • Smart Datacenters
  • Social Computing

Applications — which must be submitted through a valid Facebook account — are due by Dec. 16. Candidates will be notified of decisions by Feb. 1, 2012.

To learn more, check out the official website of the Facebook Fellowship Program. And check out last year’s winners — including the recipient of a CCC Challenges & Visions Track Best Paper Award — here.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Facebook’s Fellowship Program for Current CS Ph.D. Students

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