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Google PhD Fellowship

The limited competition (up to four nominees from UIC) closed May 1st

April 2024 Update:

The competition is open! The campus deadline is May 1st. Should there be more than four applications, the Dean of the Graduate College will determine the university's final slate of nominees.

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 and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We currently offer Fellowships in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, East Asia, Europe, India, the United States and Canada.

The information below pertains to applications from US institutions. There does not seem to be a citizenship requirement.

Students receive named Fellowships which include a monetary award. The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate. The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead [F&A]. In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student. There is no employee relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship. Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google. Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern. If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required. Awardees will be notified in August.

Benefits include:

  • Up to 3 years of Fellowship
  • Full tuition and fees (enrollment fees, health insurance, books) plus a stipend to be used for living expenses, travel and personal equipment [amount not specified]
  • Google Research Mentor

Since UIC can nominate only a finite number of students, the Graduate College is running a limited competition. If UIC nominates more than two individuals, Google encourages the nomination of students with diverse backgrounds especially those from historically marginalized groups in the field of computing. If more than two students are nominated then we strongly encourage additional nominees who self-identify as a woman, Black / African descent, Hispanic / Latino / Latinx, Indigenous, and/or a person with a disability

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DEADLINE: May 1, 2024.