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Facebook Fellowship Program 2020 – Call for Applications

INTRODUCTION

The Facebook Fellowship Program is 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 Ph.D. study and supports talented students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.

FELLOWSHIP AREAS

Applications will be accepted from students with research related to one of the following areas:

  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
  • AR/VR Privacy and Ethics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computer Graphics
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Security/Privacy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • Structured Data Stores
  • Systems for Machine Learning

Research outside the above: relevant work in areas that may not align with the research priorities highlighted above

FACEBOOK FELLOWSHIP AWARD

  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters)
  • $37K grant (one-time payment during each academic year)
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters to for the annual Fellowship Summit

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all Nationalities
  • Applicants must be full-time Ph.D. students currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled 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

APPLICATION MECHANISM

You need to fill an online  2020 Facebook Fellowship Application. The application must include:

  • 500-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
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please provide reference email addresses. One reference must be from an academic advisor

If you have any questions or inquiries please contact at facebookfellowship@fb.com

DEADLINE

The application closes on October 4, 2019, 11:59 pm PST.

OFFCIAL LINK

https://www.facebook.com/research-operations/fellowships?title=Facebook-Fellowship-2020

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