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Google PhD Fellowship Program

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. Please see our FAQ for more details on regional eligibility and specifics of the award.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. We currently offer Fellowships in Australia, China and East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, the United States and Canada.

Invitations for the 2018 PhD Fellowship Program in North America, Europe and the Middle East have been delivered. The nomination process will begin in November. We will notify universities of final decisions in March of 2018. Universities were notified of the final decisions in March of 2018.

The Google India PhD Fellowship program application window is closed as of 11:59:59 PM IST on Friday, 13th April 2018. Review eligibility requirements and apply here.

The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program application window for 2018 is closed as of 11:59pm GMT on Friday 19th January 2018. Review eligibility requirements and apply here.

The best and the brightest

Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world. The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the following fields:

  • Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
  • Mobile Computing
  • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
  • Privacy and Security
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  • Quantum Computing
  • Structured Data and Database Management
  • Systems and Networking

Fellowship Details

The details of each Fellowship vary widely by region. Please see our FAQ for more information.