The Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India is now open for application. The programme aims to maintain strong relations with the academic community. The PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields.
The Google PhD fellowship is available for Africans and Indians, pursuing a PhD degree and enrolled in an African or Indian institution. The programme is tenable for up to 3 years for Africans and up to 4 years for Indians.
- Host Institution: African or Indian institutions.
- Field of study: Computer Science or related fields.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: Up to 3 years for Africans and up to 4 years for Indians.
- Eligible countries: Open to Africans and Indians.
Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India Benefits
The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate. In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who 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.
- Up to 3 year Fellowship;
- US $30K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel;
- Google Research Mentor.
- Up to 4 year Fellowship;
- US $50K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel;
- Google Research Mentor.
Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India Eligibility
To apply for the Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India, candidates must meet all the following requirements:
- Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD and enrolled in an African or Indian institution.
- Early-stage PhD students enrolled one year or less.
- Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time PhD program and transferring to full-time positions.
- Current undergraduate or masters students and professionals may apply. The Google Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for a full-time PhD program of an African or Indian university in Computer Science or related fields within the calendar year of the fellowship, or the award shall be forfeited.
- Applicants enrolled in an undergraduate or masters program must be current, full-time students at an African or Indian university.
- Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa or India, and receipt of the award is contingent on them joining a full-time PhD program at an African or Indian university within the calendar year of the award.
- 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.
- Students must remain enrolled full-time in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
- Google employees, and their spouses, children, and members of their household are not eligible.
- Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.
You may also be eligible for the:
- EMG Study A Master’s In Europe Scholarship;
- New Zealand Government Scholarship;
- Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) For Master And PhD Studies.
- Visiting Fellowship At African Studies Centre Leiden.
Eligible applicants who want to apply for the Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India must click on the apply button below and follow instruction to submit their application:
- Student applicant’s resume with links to website and publications (if available)
- Short (1-page) resume of the student’s PhD program advisor (Africa only)
- Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor’s degree to date
- Research proposal (maximum 8 pages)
- 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s work (at least one from the thesis advisor for current PhD students)
- Applicant’s essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe the desired impact your research will make on the field and society, and why this is important to you. Include any personal, educational and/or professional experiences that have motivated your research interests.
Note: All documents must be in English. Therefore, all documents in other languages must be translated in English.
The deadline for submitting application is for Africans and for Indians. For more detail on the Google PhD Fellowship for Africa and India, please visit the official page.