Facebook Fellowship Award for Domestic and International Students, USA 2017-2018

Facebook Fellowship Award for Domestic and International Students, USA , and Applications will be open on August 1, 2016: 2016 and will be closed on1 November 2016. Applications are invited for Facebook fellowship program available to domestic and International students for full-time PhD accredited doctoral program focusing on a topic or field relevant to Facebook. Up to twelve (12) academic fellowships are awarded for a period of for two years. Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits like tuition and fees for the academic year(s)as well as $37,000 yearly grant, paid visit to Facebook HQ to present research and opportunity for paid internship. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: PhD program

Field(s): Facebook Fellowship Award are awarded in the fields relevant to Facebook, such as: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Connectivity Hardware
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems, Networking & Operating Systems
  • Economics & Computation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing & Speech Technologies
  • Programming Languages & Compilers
  • Security & Privacy
  • Social Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Deadline: August 1, 2016: 2016 Fellowship program application open

  • November 1, 2016, 6:00pm PST: Completed applications with reference letters due
  • Funded By: Face book

    Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Facebook Fellowship Award is targeted for International and domestic student

    Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

    Award No: Facebook plans to award up to twelve (12) academic fellowships.

    Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded for a period of two years.

    Scholarship covers: 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


    ‣ Facebook announces that the 2016-2017 Facebook Fellowship Award has expanded to cover two years!

    ‣ The 2016-2017 Facebook Fellowship Award 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 .


    This 2016-2017 Facebook Fellowship Award 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.

    Selection Criteria for 2016-2017 Facebook Fellowship Award

    ‣ In Round 1, Reviewers from each topical area will be assigned to an application and score them based on the following criteria:

    • Strength of applicant’s publication record, as detailed in the applicant’s CV.
    • The merit of the research proposal, including its innovativeness and importance to the identified industry or field.
    • Strength of applicant’s references
    • Those Applications that receive the highest scores in Round 1 will move onto Round 2, but the number of Applications that move onto Round 2 and the Fields/Topics from which they come will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion.

    ‣ In Round 2, a team of Reviewers from each area will discuss the top applicants in their own area and compare them to those in other areas based on the same criteria as Round 1 above.

    In Round 3, all finalists will be reviewed and compared.

    ‣ The finalists will be selected by a final panel that may include a Facebook engineering director and CTO (subject to availability).


    ‣ Facebook reserves the right to contact participants for verification purposes and administration of the Program. 

    ‣ Facebook’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Program. Judging of Applications will take place between January and February 2015. 

    ‣ Winners will be notified of their Award in mid February 2015, in Facebook’s sole discretion.

    Scholarship Application Method

    ‣ To apply, eligible individuals must submit the following materials (collectively, “Application”) to Facebook online 

     or email a Word or PDF file of the Application to facebookfellowship-at-fb.com with the subject line “Fellowship Program Application”:

    • 1-2 page research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award. Please reference the topical areas below.
    • Resume or CV with email, phone and mailing address, along with applicable coursework noted
    • 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from an academic advisor).

    Scholarship Application Due Date : Applications will be open on August 1, 2016

     and will be closed on November 1, 2016, 6:00pm PST

  • August 1, 2016: 2016 Fellowship program application open
  • November 1, 2016, 6:00pm PST: Completed applications with reference letters due
  • ‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

    It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    For more Information about 2016-2017 Facebook Fellowship Award


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