Facebook Emerging Scholar Programme 2017 for PhD Students from Emerging Regions (funded)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Emerging Scholar Award is part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to identifying promising doctoral students and supporting them and their research throughout their careers. The Award is designed to specifically support talented students from under-represented minority groups and encourage them to continue their PhD studies, pursue innovative research, and engage with the broader research community.


The Emerging Scholar Award is open to first or second year PhD students who are members of a minority group that is under-represented in the technology sector.

The award is open to students at universities in the US and abroad who are enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the strength of the student’s proposed research and their recommendation letters.

 For the purpose of the Emerging Scholar award, under-represented minority group is considered to include persons who identify as: Black or African American, person having origins in any Black racial groups of Africa; Hispanic or Latino, person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South American, Central American, Caribbean, or other Spanish culture origin, regardless of race; Native American or Alaskan Native, person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South America and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, person having origins in the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.


The Emerging Scholar Award includes:

Payment of tuition and fees for two academic years

$37,000 annual stipend

Up to $5,000 towards conference travel funds 

Application Materials:

Research Statement: 1-2 page research summary

Resume or CV with email, phone and mailing address, along with applicable coursework noted

Two letters of recommendation (Please provide reference email addresses): Advisor and one Professional reference (can be from academia or industry) 

Important Dates:

Application Opens: November 1, 2016

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Facebook Emerging Scholar Program for PhD Students


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