Google US/Canada PhD Fellowship Program

Research at Google is offering Google U.S./Canada PhD Student Fellowship Program. The scholarship is open for full-time graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in the research areas. The Google U.S./Canada PhD Student Fellowship Program is created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.

At Google, they are excited to support the university research, academic development and technological innovation that happen across the globe.


In order to be considered for the 2016 Google U.S./Canada PhD Fellowship Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in the research areas represented by the fellowships
  • Must attend one of the eligible schools and universities. Student must remain enrolled in the PhD program or forfeit the fellowship award
  • Must be nominated by their department
  • Must have completed their graduate coursework in the PhD program and be embarking on or continuing their graduate research in the fall of 2016
  • Students who are already receiving another fellowship are not eligible

How to Apply:

Applications are not accepted directly from students. Contact your department to find out if your university is one of the eligible universities, or to receive additional information. For each student nomination, the university will be asked to submit:

  • Name of fellowship for which student is being considered
  • Student CV
  • Transcript of current and previous academic records
  • Research/dissertation proposal (recommended length 4-5 pages, no longer than 8)
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the nominee’s work (at least one coming from the thesis advisor)

Award Amount:

Google will award two-year fellowships consisting of:

  • Tuition and fees
  • $34K yearly stipend (paid over 9 months of the academic year)
  • Google Research Mentor
  • Third year extension possible at Google’s discretion

Application Deadline:

Application materials are due December 1, 2015.

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