Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘the 2020 Facebook Fellowship’ 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.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program is 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.

The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. They also encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record and recommendation letters.

Research Areas: Applications will be accepted from students with research related to one of the following areas:
Applied Statistics
AR/VR Photonics and Optics
AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Computer Graphics
Computer Vision
Compute Storage and Efficiency
Distributed Systems
Economics and Computation
Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety
Machine Learning
Networking and Connectivity
Privacy and Data Use
Programming Languages
Social and Economic Policy
Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
Structured Data Stores
Systems for Machine Learning

Research outside the above: relevant work in areas that may not align with the research priorities highlighted above.

Areas: AR/VR, Computational Photography & Intelligent Cameras, Computer, Connectivity , Data Science, Economics & Computation, Facebook AI Research, Human Computer Interaction & UX, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing & Speech, Security & Privacy, Systems & Networking;

Donor Name: Facebook
Funding name: The 2020 Facebook Fellowship

Deadline: October, 4th, 2019, 11:59pm PST

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

Facebook Fellowship Award Includes
Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters)
$37K grant (one-time payment during each academic year)
Up to $5,000 in conference travel support
Paid visit to Facebook headquarters to for the annual Fellowship Summit

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: The award funds are delivered during the Fall term of the awarded year(s) and conclude at the end of the Spring term. Stipend payment(s) are sent once a tuition invoice is received for the respective Fall term each year. Travel funds must be completed by the end of the school year (typically the Spring term).

Project duration: 2 years

Eligible organization: As below

Applicants must be full-time PhD students currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
Students’ work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines
Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded
The fellowship is open to students at all universities both in the United States and in other countries.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Research Areas: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Applications Must Include
500-word research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award (reference the research areas below)
Resume or CV, with email, phone and mailing address, and applicable coursework noted
Two letters of recommendation. Please provide reference email addresses. One reference must be from an academic advisor
You will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of your two references. They will receive an email prompting them to upload their recommendation letters. If your application is a finalist, we may contact your references for confirmation

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