Facebook Fellowship Programme: Apply by October 1
Facebook has invited applications from research scholars engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to Computer Science and Engineering at an accredited University under the Facebook Fellowship scheme, a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative research in specified areas.
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: Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country by the start of the Fellowship (September- December 2021). Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines listed which include Applied Statistics, AR/VR Computer Graphics, AR/VR Photonics and Optics, AR/VR Privacy and Ethics, Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics, Computational Social Science, Computer Vision, Database Systems, Distributed Systems, Economics and Computation, Energy Efficient Video Compression, Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking, Privacy and Data Use, Programming Languages, Security and Privacy, Social and Economic Policy, Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification and Systems for Machine Learning
Students must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the Fellowship to receive program benefits. 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. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study.
Applications must Include (i) 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 (ii) Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor. Applicant will be asked to provide references’ contact information, and they will receive a corresponding form to submit their letters.
Applications can be submitted online at https://research.fb.com/fellowship/ latest by 12 pm PST on 1 October 2020.
Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.