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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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