Google PhD Fellowship in Computer Science and Related Areas for African Students 2020

Google is currently inviting applications for the Google PhD Fellowship Program for interested outstanding African students looking to pursue PhD level studies in Computer Science and related areas to apply for the 2020 Google PhD Fellowship.

The Google PhD Fellowship program is for nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google Review the steps below to learn more about how the Fellowship works, eligibility requirements and the application process.

Applications are accepted directly from students. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from each university.

Worth of Award

  • $30,000 to cover stipend and other research-related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate.
  • The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead on unrestricted gifts.
  • In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student.
  • There is no employee relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship.
  • Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google.
  • Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern.
  • If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required.
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Eligibility
  • Applicants must be enrolled into a full-time PhD program at a university in Africa. Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time PhD program and transferring to full-time positions are also welcome to apply.
  • Students must remain enrolled in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related a
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

For current Undergraduate/Masters students and Professionals

  • Student applicants must be current full-time Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled at an African university. Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa.
  • Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa or India, and receipt of the award is contingent on them joining a full-time PhD program at an African or Indian university within the year
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship does not mean admission to the PhD program of a university. The awardee must also complete the PhD admission process of the respective institute/university where he/she wishes to register for a PhD.
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institute/university where the awardee registers for the PhD program.
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Applicants who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.
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How to Apply

The application is to be done online. the following in order to complete an application:

  • Student applicant’s resume with links to website and publications (if available)
  • Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor’s degree to date
  • Research proposal including references (min 2 pages; max 8 pages)
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s work (at least one from the thesis advisor for current PhD students)
  • Short (1-page) resume of the student’s PhD program advisor (Africa only)
  • Applications are accepted directly from students. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from each university.
  • Awardees will be announced on the Google Research blog by September 2020.

 

Deadline: Application submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

 

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