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Apply For The Facebook Fellowship Program For Doctoral Students (Funding Available)

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 and supports talented students from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record and recommendation letters.

Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.

Research Areas:

  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Privacy and Data Use\Programming Languages
  • Security/Privacy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • Structured Data Stores
  • Systems for Machine Learning

Benefits:

Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive:

  • Two years of tuition and fees paid
  • Stipend of $37,000 each year
  • $5,000 in conference travel support.
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters to for the annual Fellowship Summit

Eligibility:

  • 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 (see research areas below)
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded

How To Apply:

Deadline of Application is on 4 October 2019. To apply for the fellowship, Applicants must submit the following in the online application:

  • 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.

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To Apply, please follow this link. Retrieved from: Facebook Fellowship Research

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