Applications are invited for the 2016-2017 Facebook Graduate Fellowship Programme. It is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research.
Winners of the fellowship are entitled to a two-year fellowship including payment of tuition fees for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, a $37,000 (more than Rs. 24 lakh) unrestricted grant, opportunities for paid internships, and a visit to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, to present their research.
Fellowships will be awarded in the following fields: artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer vision, data mining, databases, distributed systems, networking and operating systems, economics and computation, human-computer interaction, machine learning, natural language processing, networking and operating systems, programming languages and compilers, security and privacy, social computing, software engineering, speech technologies.
Only full-time PhD students are eligible. Students’ work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines. Applicants must be enrolled during the academic year(s) that the fellowship is awarded. All applications must include: a research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award. For more, visit here. The deadline for submitting applications is November 1, 2015. Winners will be announced on December 18, 2015.