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Facebook Fellowship Program for International Students in USA

Facebook Fellowship Program for International Students in USA, 2020

Applications are invited for the Facebook Fellowship Program available to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country. International and domestic aspirants can apply for the Facebook program

The Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral pupils who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021


  • International and domestic applicants can apply for these facebook awards.
  • Full-time PhD holders who are currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
  • Candidates work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines (see research areas below)
  • Applicants must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the grants are awarded
  • First or second year PhD holders who fit the criteria of a minority group that is under-represented* in the technology sector have the option of being evaluated for an Emerging Scholar Award.
  • Applications will be accepted from pupils with research related to one of the following areas:
    Applied Statistics, AR/VR Photonics and Optics, CommAI, Computational Social Science, Computer Vision, Computer Storage and Efficiency, Distributed Systems, Economics and Computation, Hardware and Software Infrastructure for Machine Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking and Connectivity, Programming Languages, Security/Privacy, Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification and UX/Instagram

Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: All applicants will need to use their Facebook account to apply. Once applicants provide with their reference contact email, they will be sent an email with a link to submit their letter. Once they have submitted, the application page will show a “Received” message below their name. Applicants may resend the reminder email to their references from the application page if needed.
  • Supporting Documents: Applications must include 500-word research summary, resume or CV, with email, phone and mailing address, and applicable coursework noted and two letters of recommendation.
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have a previous degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


Winners of the award are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs.

Facebook Fellowship Award Includes:

  • Tuition and fees will be 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

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