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Facebook Fellowship Program 2021 for doctoral students ($42,000 funding)

The Facebook Fellowship is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit, and various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the Fellowship to receive program benefits
  • Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021)
  • Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines (see available fellowships below)
  • Students should not apply for Facebook Fellowships if they are actively being funded by Facebook through some other sponsorship or collaboration and/or if they are actively being supervised (or co-supervised) by a Facebook researcher. If in doubt, please email academicrelations@fb.com.

Applications Must Include

  • 500-word research summary that clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award (reference the available fellowships below)
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor. You will be asked to provide your references’ contact information, and they will receive a corresponding form to submit their letters.

Facebook Fellowship Award Includes

  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters)
  • A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit

Available Fellowships

Click on each of the available fellowships below to learn more about each research team’s focus.

  1. Applied Statistics
  2. AR/VR Computer Graphics
  3. AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  4. AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
  5. Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics
  6. Computational Social Science
  7. Computer Vision
  8. Database Systems
  9. Distributed Systems
  10. Economics and Computation
  11. Energy Efficient Video Compression
  12. Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety
  13. Machine Learning
  14. Natural Language Processing
  15. Networking
  16. Privacy and Data Use
  17. Programming Languages
  18. Security and Privacy
  19. Social and Economic Policy
  20. Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  21. Systems for Machine Learning

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020, 12:00pm PST