Facebook Fellowship Program – 2015-2016 Academic Years

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.
Fellowship recipients in this upcoming application round will have the benefits listed below to cover the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years:
    Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s)
    $37,000 yearly grant
    Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
    Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook
Facebook accepts applications from students interested in the following academic research areas:
    Computer Vision
    Data Mining
    Distributed Systems
    Economics and Computation
    Human-Computer Interaction & Social Computing
    Machine Learning
    Natural Language Processing
    Networking & Operating Systems
    Programming Languages & Compilers
    Security & Privacy
    Software Engineering
Required application materials:
    Research Summary
    1-2 page research summary, which clearly identifies the area of focus and applicability of anticipated research to Facebook.
    Resume or CV
    Two email contacts for a letter of recommendation:
        Professional reference (can be from academia or industry)
Completed applications are due January 5, 2015.
Announcements of finalists and winners will be made in mid-February, 2015.

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

Applicants must:

  1. be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  2. be enrolled in a research-oriented Master’s or Ph.D. degree program, and, if enrolled in a joint Bachelor/Master’s program, have graduated from the undergraduate degree portion of the program;
  3. be enrolled at a U.S. institution located in the United States; and
  4. propose a research project in a field of science, engineering, or science education supported by the National Science Foundation

More information is available here: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

Contact GSA.fellowships@usc.edu for information or guidance about fellowships 

NSF EAPSI Program Solicitation

2015 Helpful Tips for EAPSI Applicants

SPOTLIGHT: Elena Ferri, 2012 Chateaubriand Fellow, on international partnering fellowships

Elena Ferra photoby Adam Feinman

Elena Ferri is a graduate student in the Chemistry department, and is advised by Charles McKenna. They are working on a potential health gain by inhibiting a particular protein. In 2012, she was awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship, which supports Ph.D. students who want to do research in France. She shared her fellowship experiences with us.

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DOD NDSEG Fellowship Info Sessions for Students and Faculty

Next week the Graduate School will be hosting Rachel Levitin, the Program Manager for the DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships.

The Graduate School has organized two events on Wednesday, October 15. The first, at 10:00am in TCC 301 is for faculty and staff, the second at 2:00pm in TCC 227 is for students.

Invitation Faculty Info Session PDF

Invitation Student Info Session PDF

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship program is open to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Students must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. The NDSEG funds applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines:


Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Physics

The NDSEG Fellowship Application site is now open (https://ndseg.asee.org/). The deadline to submit is December 12, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. EST.