The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are awarded in the fields relevant to Facebook, such as: Architecture, Data Mining, Databases, Distributed Systems, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction & Social Computing, Economics and Computation, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking & Operating Systems, Programming Languages & Compilers, Security & Privacy and Software Engineering.
Who can apply to this scholarship? This Program is open to individuals who are enrolled full
· time, as defined by the individual’s university, and in good standing at an appropriately accredited doctoral program focusing on a Topic or Field (whether an individual is engaged in research in a Topic or Field will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion). Candidates are not eligible to participate in this Program if they are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria, unless you are enrolled full
· time at an accredited university in the United States or a non
· embargoed country, with the exception of nationals and legal residents of Cuba, who are unconditionally ineligible to participate). Applicants should be aware that Facebook’s ability to select for receipt of an Award a PhD Student who is from a country against which the United States has imposed comprehensive economic sanctions (such as Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea) may be sharply limited by United States law. Further, the Award, or portions thereof, may be forfeited if an Award recipient does not remain enrolled with full
· time status and in good standing at the same doctoral program for the entire period of the award. It is the obligation of all applicants to ensure that applying for the Award, participating in this Program and, as applicable, received an Award, complies with all laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which such applicant is a legal resident/national.
Benefits of the scholarship: Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits: -Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s) -$37,000 yearly grant -Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research -Opportunity for paid internship
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowship is awarded for a period of two years.
Number of scholarships: Facebook plans to award up to twelve (12) academic fellowships.