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Google PhD Fellowship Program 2021

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Google PhD Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: April 21, 2021.

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We currently offer Fellowships in Africa, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, India, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States.

The best and the brightest

Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world. The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the following fields:

  • Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Health Research
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
  • Mobile Computing
  • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
  • Privacy and Security
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  • Quantum Computing
  • Structured Data and Database Management
  • Systems and Networking

Requirements

Africa, India, and Southeast Asia: applications are open to students in computer science (or an adjacent field) from any African or Indian university, or from any university in an eligible Southeast Asian country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam).

Australia and New Zealand: direct invitations for nominations are sent to the Computer Science departments and/or Graduate Funding offices of eligible universities.

Canada, East Asia, Europe, and the United States: universities must be an accredited research institution that awards research degrees to PhD students in computer science (or an adjacent field).

Restrictions: All award payments and recipients will be reviewed for compliance with relevant US and international laws, regulations and policies. Google reserves the right to withhold funding that may violate laws, regulations or our policies.

Benefits:

Students receive named Fellowships which include a monetary award. 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.

Africa
  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • US $30K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor
Australia and New Zealand
  • 1 year Fellowship
  • AUD $10K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor
East Asia
  • 1 year Fellowship
  • US $10K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor
Europe
  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • Yearly bursary towards stipend / salary, health care, social benefits, tuition and fees, conference travel and personal computing equipment. The bursary varies by country.
  • Google Research Mentor
India

Early-stage PhD students

  • Up to 4 year Fellowship
  • US $50K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor

Late-stage PhD students

  • 1 year Fellowship
  • US $10K to recognise research contributions, cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor
Southeast Asia
  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • US $10K per year for up to 3 years (or up to graduation, whichever is earlier) to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor
United States and Canada
  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • Full tuition and fees (enrollment fees, health insurance, books) plus a stipend to be used for living expenses, travel and personal equipment
  • Google Research Mentor

*Google Cloud Platform credits are provided upon request in eligible countries.

How to apply

The details of each Fellowship vary by region. Please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

How to apply

The details of each Fellowship vary by region. Please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements and application instructions.
Africa, India, and Southeast Asia

Students may apply directly during the application period.
Applications are open to university students in computer science (or an adjacent field). Please see our FAQ for more information.


Africa

Applications are now open. Submit by 11:59:59pm UTC−12:00 April 21, 2021.

Submit application (Africa)


India

Applications for the 2021 program will open in March 2021.


Southeast Asia

Applications for the 2021 program will open in March 2021.

Official Website: Google PhD Fellowship Program 2021

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