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Facebook Fellowship Program 2021-2022: A global fellowship to support innovative PhD students


About the Facebook Fellowship Program 2021 2022

This is another year for the amazing Facebook Fellowship Program for innovative PhD students around the world. The Facebook Fellowship Program is a global award initiated by Facebook to  encourage and support outstanding PhD students around the world who are engaged innovative  and relevant research in areas that are related to the following fields: computer science and engineering and at an accredited university. The fellowship will support these outstanding and innovative students with tuition cover, living allowance and other benefits

Who is this program for?

The Facebook Fellowship Program is open to all PhD students around the world in any stage of their candidature. Meaning both prospective students and already enrolled students are all encouraged to apply. The Facebook Fellowship Program  is also open to a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, experience, gender and nationality. Minority groups are highly encouraged to apply!

Facebook Fellowship Program Benefits and Overview

  • Full Tuition and fees cover for up to two years or 4 semesters
  • Living cost support: A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs
  • Degree Program: PhD
  • Nationality: Citizens from all countries are eligible to apply
  • Study Location/University: Students must be enrolled in accredited Universities
  • Application opens: 3 August, 2021
  • Application closes: 20 September, 2021

Other benefits include:

  • Successful recipients will have a  paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit, 
  • Successful recipients will be exposed to various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers, network and create future opportunities for themselves.

What are the Available fellowships/Field of study or research areas

Students with the following research backgrounds/interest or working in these areas are highly encouraged to apply:

  • Computational Social Science
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Human Computer Interaction - Social Media, People, & Society
  • Networking
  • Privacy and Data Use
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy
  • Technology Policy Research
  • AI System HW SW Co-Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Computer Graphics
  • AR/VR Future Technologies
  • AR/VR Human Computer Interaction
  • AR/VR Human Understanding
  • AR/VR Perception, Cognition, and Action
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • Audio Presence
  • Augmented Reality Audio
  • Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics

Eligibility Criteria for the Facebook Fellowship Program 

Below are some criteria expected from interesting applicants for the Facebook Fellowship Program 2021-2022:

  • Interested applicants must be full-time PhD students  and should be enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the Fellowship (i.e., Fall 2021)
  • The interested applicant must be involved in an ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines named above.

Some conditions for eligibility criteria:

  •  As a condition the recipient of this fellowship must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the Fellowship to receive program benefits
  • Students with other Facebook funded programs should not apply for this scholarship. You are encourage to email if in any doubt.

Documentation and application procedures

The fellowship application must be accompanied with the following documents:

  1. 500-word research summary that clearly identifies: the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award. See the available research areas or related disciplines mentioned above
  2. Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor. You will be asked to provide your references’ contact information, and they will receive a corresponding form to submit their letters.

How to apply for the Facebook Fellowship Program 

The whole application process is online, easy and straightforward. 

  • Visit Facebook Follow Program Website(see link at the end of the post)
  • Click on  the apply now button,
  • and follow prompt to submit your details

The application form looks like this below(Screenshot)

Application form Screenshot

Who to contact for any inquiry

For more inquiry or detail on this fellowship opportunity,


Visit  the Facebook Fellowship Program  site to apply


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