Google has made top priority for nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community. The Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program is made to suport and recognize excellent students in pursuing PhD degree in computer science and any related field. They are please to announce that the scholarship is now open for aplicaton until 11:59pm GMT on Friday 19th January 2018.
Field of Study
Computer science and related areas
Level of Study
International students are eligible to apply for this programme
Successful students receive named Fellowships, which include a $10,000 award per year over 3 years.
Please submit your applications and recommendations before 11:59pm GMT on Friday 19th January 2018.
PhD Students Eligibility:
- Applicants must be enrolled into a full-time PhD program at a university in Africa.
- Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time PhD program and transferring to full-time positions are also welcome to apply.
- Students should be early stage PhD students, i.e., should not have been into more than 1 year of their PhD. Applicants for the 2018 Fellowship must have started their program on or after 1 January 2017.
- Students must remain enrolled in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
- Applicants must be pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related areas.
- Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
- Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.
Current Undergraduate/Masters students and Professionals eligibility: Grant of the fellowship to this category of applicants is contingent on them joining a full-time PhD program at a university in Africa within the calendar year of the award.
- Student applicants must be current full-time Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled at an African university. Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa.
- The Google Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for the full-time PhD program of an African university, in Computer Science or related areas, within the calendar year 2018, or the award shall be forfeited.
- Grant of the Google Fellowship does not mean admission to the PhD program of a university. The awardee must also complete the PhD admission process of the respective institute/university where he/she wishes to register for a PhD.
- Grant of the Google Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institute/university where the awardee registers for the PhD program.
- Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible. Applicants who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.
How to Apply
- Applications are accepted directly from students. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from each university.
- Applicant’s areas of research interest must be one of the areas listed at https://research.google.com/.
- Awardees will be announced on the Google Research blog by mid-March 2018 Instructions for Applicants.
- Gather the following documents:
- Applicant’s resume with links to publications (if available).
- One-page resume of the student’s PhD program advisor.
- Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of
- Bachelor’s degree to date.
- Research proposal (maximum two pages).
- Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s work (at least one coming from the thesis adviser in case of current PhD students). If the recommendation writers want to send the letter separately, they can mail it directly to [email protected]
with the subject “Recommendation for [applicant-name]”.
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