The Facebook Fellowship Program and Emerging Scholar Awards are designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students. It is designed to support talented students from traditionally under-represented minority groups* in the technology sector, to encourage them to continue their PhD studies, pursue innovative research, and engage with the broader research community.

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student’s proposed research and their recommendation letters.

Worth of Award 
Winners of the Emerging Scholar Award are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

Eligibility Criteria
  • First or second year full-time PhD students who are currently involved in on-going research in an accredited university in any country
  • Students work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines (see research areas below)
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded
  • Must fit the criteria of an under-represented* minority in the technology sector
  • The award is open to students at all universities both in the United States and in other countries.

How to Apply
Applications must include:

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

Deadline: applications close October 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST.
All application materials, including two letters of recommendation, are due at the application close date.

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