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Graduate Fellowship Program

Note to PIs:  The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the fellowship

The Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative research relevant to one of the following areas:

  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Computer Graphics
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • AR/VR Future Technologies
  • Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Computer Visions
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Energy Efficient Video Compression
  • Instagram/FB App Well-being and Safety
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy
  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification
  • Systems for Machine Learning


Applications are open to all full-time PhD students currently involved in ongoing research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country. We encourage all people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters

Award amount

  • $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs
  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years / four semesters)
  • A paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit
  • Various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers

Award period

Two years.

Application deadline

October 1, 2020.

Learn more

Visit (20+) Facebook Fellowship Program | Facebook for information including application package, previous fellowships, technical assistance, and program statute and regulations.

Last updated:  July 2021.