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Facebook Fellowship Programme 2020 for PhD Students (Fully Funded)

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The Facebook Fellowship Programme is structured to support PhD Students undertaking a Doctoral programme at accredited unversity in any field relating to computer science and engineering.

Facebook Fellowship Programme is a fully funded scholarship offered to doctoral students. Applications for the 2020 Facebook Fellowship program are now open to full time student.

Why Facebook Fellowship Programme?

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


Fellowship Award
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

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Applicants who are apply for Facebook Fellowship Programme must be full-time PhD students currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
  2. Students’ work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines (see research areas below)
  3. Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded.


Research Areas
Applications will be accepted from doctoral students with research related to one of the following areas:
  • Programming Languages
  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
  • 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
  • Security/Privacy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • Structured Data Stores
  • Systems for Machine Learning

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

How to apply?
The Facebook Fellowship 2020 application is currently open and closes October 4 2019

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