The Facebook Fellowship Program stands as a premier opportunity for PhD students around the globe to engage in cutting-edge research. Sponsored by Facebook, this fully funded scholarship aims to support doctoral candidates focusing on computer science, computer engineering, and related fields for two years of study. Aiming to foster innovation and practical research in areas crucial to computer science and engineering, the fellowship not only provides financial assistance but also promotes active engagement with groundbreaking studies.

Host Institution(s):

This scholarship is applicable at any accredited university worldwide, offering a broad spectrum of research opportunities in numerous focus areas relevant to Facebook's interests and the broader field of technology.

Level(s)/Field(s):

The program is exclusively designed for PhD studies, with a wide range of research areas including but not limited to Applied Statistics, AR/VR Technologies, Blockchain, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Privacy and Data Use, and Social and Economic Policy among others.

Scholarship Value:

Fellows are awarded a generous grant of $42,000 for one-time payment each academic year, covering tuition and fees for up to two years (four semesters). Additionally, fellows receive up to $5,000 for conference travel support and a paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit.

Eligibility:

To be considered for the Facebook Fellowship Program, candidates must:

  • Be engaged in ongoing research in a full-time PhD program at an accredited university in any country, with work relevant to the specified research areas.
  • Be in their first or second year of their PhD program.
  • Demonstrate a strong research statement, publication record, and recommendations.
  • Minority group students who are under-represented in the technology sector may be evaluated for an Emerging Scholar Award.

Application Instructions:

Applications for the Facebook Fellowship Program open in August, with a deadline by September 20, 2024. Applicants must use their Facebook account to apply, submitting the following documents:

  • A resume or CV with contact information and relevant coursework.
  • A research summary (1-2 pages) highlighting the area of focus and its significance and applicability to Facebook.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one being from an academic advisor.

Applicants should enter the email addresses of their references directly in the application, who will then receive a link to submit their recommendation letters. The application system allows for edits up until the due date, ensuring applicants can refine their submissions for the best possible presentation of their research and academic potential.

This fellowship represents a unique blend of academic support and industry engagement, providing a platform for the next generation of researchers to contribute to the advancement of technology and society.