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Apply for Facebook Fellowship Program 2022/2023 for PhD Students - up to $42,000

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Facebook Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

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To apply successfully, kindly read through this piece to learn the full details about this program- the eligibility criteria, requirements, application deadline, and more. The table below will give you an overview of what you should expect.

Facebook Fellowship Program- Research Areas:

  • CommAI
  • Computational Social Science
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Computer Vision
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Security/Privacy
  • Research Outside of the Above: relevant work in areas that may not align with the research priorities highlighted above.

About the Facebook Fellowship Program:

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 underrepresented 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.

Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. We believe the most interesting research questions are derived from real-world problems. Our engineers work on cutting-edge research with a practical focus and push product boundaries every day. We believe that close relationships with the academic community will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them.


Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the Facebook Felloship Program 2021

  • 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.

Value of the Facebook Fellowship:

Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year (up to two years).
A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs – Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research.

As part of the program, current Fellows are invited to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park for the annual Fellowship Summit. At the Summit, Fellows can engage with other winners, share their current research, speak with Facebook researchers and teams, and learn more about research at Facebook.

Duration of Award:

Facebook Fellowship Award to cover two years!

How to Apply for the Facebook Fellowship Program 2021

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

  • AI System HW SW Co-Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Computer Graphics
  • AR/VR Future Technologies
  • AR/VR Human-Computer Interaction
  • AR/VR Human Understanding
  • AR/VR Perception, Cognition & Action
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • Audio Presence
  • Augmented Reality Audio
  • Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Networking
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy

To apply for the Facebook fellowship program kindly go to the application portal

Visit the Facebook Fellowship webpage for details

Facebook Fellowship Program Application Deadline

Entry for this fellowship application closes on 20th September 2021 at 11:59 pm PST


Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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