Facebook Fellowships are awarded to graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to conducting original research on meta-analysis and related inference-based procedures.

These 13-month, full-funded fellowships include a $14,000 annual stipend. Applications are now open for the 2023 cycle. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2022.

In only 7 years, the Google PhD Fellowship program has funded 200+ students across the globe. The Facebook Fellowship program continues to grow and support exceptional PhD scholars in a variety of technology research domains.

This fellowship program is open to all international students across the world.

The application period opens today and is open until January 4th. More information is available on their page, but here are some details to take a look at, as well as how to apply.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates will be considered eligible to apply if;

  • Enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in the fall following the application cycle (fall 2023)
  • Engaged in research relevant to one of the available fellowships described on the program page

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in the fall following the application cycle (i.e., Fall 2023)
  • Engaged in research related to computer science and engineering in areas relevant to Meta, as specified in the Available Fellowships section

Don’t apply for this fellowship program if;

  • Graduating before the fall following each application cycle
  • Planning on working at another competitor company part-time while participating in the Fellowship
  • A contingent worker at Meta. We cannot pay the CW wage and the stipend concurrently.
  • A Meta AI Resident
  • Planning on doing a part-time internship with a competitor during the academic year (fall/spring). You can do an internship at another company in the summer before Fellowship or in the summer between academic years during Fellowship. This includes internship extensions into the fall.

Meanwhile, the winners of the Meta Research PhD Fellowship are entitled to receive:

  • Two years of paid tuition and fees
  • A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living costs
  • Various opportunities to engage with Meta researchers
  • An invitation to the annual Fellowship Summit

The Fellow retains all rights to the work that they perform during their Fellowship, including work that they may write or create as part of their Fellowship.

This excludes any work completed as a Meta employee, should the Fellow do an internship or consult as part of their Fellowship.

How to apply

The candidate’s applications must include:

  • A 500-word research statement that clearly identifies the anticipated research’s area(s) of focus, its importance to the field, and its applicability to Meta
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic adviser
  • CV or resume. There is no page limit to the resume or CV. In this case, it may be worthwhile to have a longer CV to complement your achievements or any publications you would like to share.
  • Research statement. Statements of research should be 500 words or less and should clearly identify your area of focus, its importance to the field, and its applicability to Meta as it pertains to one of the Available Fellowships. Note that references or citations count toward the 500-word limit. To optimize the word count for research statements, references and citations should be added to CVs, which do not have a word or page limit.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One of the letters of recommendation needs to come from a PhD advisor or a research advisor. The other may come from another professor or industry contact.
  • he 2023 application opens on August 3, 2022, at 9:00am PDT. Applicants may prepare to apply by creating a SurveyMonkey Apply account. During the application process, applicants will be asked to provide references’ contact information. Once the application is submitted, references will receive an email to upload their letters in SurveyMonkey Apply by October 6, 2022. Please visit SurveyMonkey Apply for more information on references and how to apply.
  • Applications close on September 20, 2022. After the application deadline, changes to applications will no longer be accepted. There is no interview associated with the Fellowship review process.
  • Winners are notified in mid-January 2023. Winners will be announced on the Meta Research blog. Due to the volume of submissions, we’re unable to provide individual feedback on proposals.

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