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Facebook Fellowship & Emerging Scholars Application 2019

Organization : Facebook
Scholarship Name : Fellowship & Emerging Scholars Application 2019
Applicable For : PhD Students
Applicable Country : All
Application Last Date : October 12, 2018
Website : https://research.fb.com/programs/fellowship/

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Facebook Fellowship & Emerging Scholars Program

The 2019 Facebook Fellowship application is now open and closes on October 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST

Related / Similar Fellowship : Facebook Fellowship Program 2021

Who Can Apply?

** Full-time PhD students who are 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
** Must fit the criteria of an under-represented* minority in the technology sector

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Fellowship Program 2019.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of Facebook provided above.
Step 2 : Read the instructions carefully and click on the “Apply Now” button.
Step 3 : Fill the application form with the required fields like Application Details, Reference 1, Reference 2 and Submission Details & finally click on the Submit button

Documents Required

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

Research Areas

Applications will be accepted from students with research related to one of the following areas
** Applied Statistics
** AR/VR Photonics and Optics
** Computational Social Science
** Computer Vision
** Compute Storage and Efficiency
** Distributed Systems
** Economics and Computation
** Hardware and Software Infrastructure for Machine Learning
** Machine Learning
** Natural Language Processing
** Networking and Connectivity
** Programming Languages
** Security/Privacy
** Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
** UX/Instagram Well-being

Scholarship Award

** Tuition and fees will be 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

FAQs

1. Are students studying outside of the United States eligible to apply?
Yes. The award is open to students at all universities both in the United States and in other countries.

2. Do I need to be logged in to Facebook to submit application materials?
Yes. All applicants will need to use their Facebook account to apply.

3. Do I need to provide my recommendation letters with my application?
Yes. You will be asked to upload your recommendation letters and include their email address. If your application is a finalist, we may contact your references for confirmation.

4. Where will the fellowship money be sent? The school or myself?
Tuition money will be paid directly to the school, the stipend will be sent directly to the fellow, unless otherwise specified. Stipends are taxable based on local law.

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