Graduate Funding Information Service

September 3, 2020

Facebook Fellowship Program: Emerging Scholars

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020, 12pm PST

The Facebook Fellowship is a global program 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 Fellowship is open to students in any year of their PhD study. The Fellowship also encourages people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.

Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit, and various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.


  • Applicants must be full-time PhD students who are enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021);
  • Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines;
    • Click here, and then on the “available fellowships” link to see the list of disciplines.
  • Students must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the Fellowship to receive program benefits;
  • Students should not apply for Facebook Fellowships if they are actively being funded by Facebook through some other sponsorship or collaboration and/or if they are actively being supervised (or co-supervised) by a Facebook researcher. If in doubt, please email

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.