Facebook Fellowship Program for Graduate Students in 2010-2011

Facebook just announced the creation of the Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2010-2011 school year as part of its ongoing commitment to academic relations.

Facebook is interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas:

  • Internet Economics: auction theory and algorithmic game theory relevant to online advertising auctions.
  • Cloud Computing: storage, databases, and optimization for computing in a massively distributed environment.
  • Social Computing: models, algorithms and systems around social networks, social media, social search and collaborative environments.
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning: learning algorithms, feature generation, and evaluation methods to produce effective online and offline models of behavioral signals.
  • Systems: hardware, operating system, runtime, and language support for fast, scalable, efficient data centers.
  • Information Retrieval: search algorithms, information extraction, question answering, cross-lingual retrieval and multimedia retrieval

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
  • Students must be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the Fellowship is awarded.
  • Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

The application must include:

  • 1-2 page research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus and applicability to Facebook. Please reference the topical areas above.
  • Student’s CV (with email, phone and mailing address). Please include applicable coursework.
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the faculty sponsor).
  • The name and CV of the faculty sponsor.

All of the above information must be submitted as a PDF to fellowships@facebook.com.

Award Details:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year.
  • $30K stipend (paid over 9 months of the academic year).
  • $5K per year toward conference attendance and travel.
  • $5K toward a personal computer.
  • Opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship.
  • Recipients are responsible for the taxation on any funds.

Friday February 15, 2010: Applications for fellowships must be submitted in full.
Monday March 29, 2010: Award recipients will be notified by email of their acceptance.

For more details: www.facebook.com/careers/fellowship.php


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