The Facebook Fellowship is a global program 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. We also encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.

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 Criteria
Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021)
Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines (see available fellowships below)
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. If in doubt, please email

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020, 12 : 00pm pst

Applications Must Include
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 (reference the available fellowships below)
Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor. You will be asked to provide your references’ contact information, and they will receive a corresponding form to submit their letters.

Available Fellowships

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
Privacy and Data Use
Programming Languages
Security and Privacy
Social and Economic Policy
Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
Systems for Machine Learning

interested applicant can apply here


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