*date: Estimated deadline from previous years
[date]: Internal deadline (Only for fellowships with an internal CMU nomination process)
|Siebel Scholars Program||July 1||
process: Zico Kolter will head an SCS committee that awards
five (5) SCS students a Siebel fellowship for their final year of
graduate study. Eligible: Students who will be entering their
final year of graduate study.
Previous SCS winners: Akash Bharadwaj, Kristen Gardner, Timothy Lee, Anqi Li, Jennifer Olsen, Jingkun Gao (2017), John Dickerson, Rohit Girdhar, Po-Yao Huang, Jeffrey Rzeszotarski, Xun Zheng, Matt Wytock (2016), Joydeep Biswas, Anca Dragan, Anirudh Viswanathan, Pengtao Xie, Adams Wei Yu (2015)
|Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship||
process: Microsoft allows SCS to nominate three (3) students.
These nominations are made by the SCS fellowship committee. The SCS
fellowships coordinator uploads the nomination packets to the
Microsoft web site. Eligible: Second and third year Ph.D
students only. Twelve students are selected each year from hundreds
Previous CMU winners: Nika Haghtalab (2016), Abhinav Shrivastava (2014), Gennady Pekhimenko (2013), Jeff Rzeszotarski (2013), Julia Schwartz (2012), Richard Peng (2011), Yuandong Tian (2011), Chris Harrison (2010), Dafna Shahaf (2010), Jean-Francois Lalonde, Edith Law.
|IBM Ph.D. Fellowship||
[Oct 17, CSD]
process: IBM allows each unit in SCS to nominate two (2)
students from their unit. Each unit in SCS runs their own nomination
process (internal deadlines vary). The faculty member who originally
nominated the student uploads the nomination packet to the IBM web
Eligible: Ph.D. students who have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program. Previous CMU winners: Mrinmaya Sachan (2016), Jun Araki (2016,2015), Nika Haghtalab (2015), Wolf Richter (2013), Yi Zhang, Amar Phanishayee, Ravishankar Krishnaswamy, Tawanna Dillahunt, Sunyoung Kim.
|Hertz Fellowship||Oct 28||Eligible: Students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Awards to students beyond 1st year very rare. Benefits: $31,000/ 9-month personal stipend, full tuition equivalent, renewable for up to 5 years. Previous CMU winners: Laura Herlant (2014-), Jeremy Kubica (2002-2006).|
|NRC Research Associates Programs||Nov 1, Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1||Eligible: This is an umbrella program that primarily exists to help U.S. government labs find postdoctoral researchers. Must have a Ph.D. before beginning tenure.|
|Google PhD Fellowship||
Dec 1 (CMU)
[Oct 28 (SCS)]
process: Google allows CMU to nominate two students. Each
unit in SCS runs its own nomination process (internal deadlines vary)
and nominates one (1) student. Other departments on campus nominate
as well. A CMU-wide committee makes the final decision.
Eligible: Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in the research areas represented by the fellowships. Must have completed classes by the time the fellowship starts. Cannot already have another fellowship. Benefits: Two years (possible extension to three), tuition and fees (including books), $34K yearly stipend, internship opportunity, invitation to Google Fellowship Forum. Previous CMU winners: Waleed Ammar, Justin Meza (2015), Bhavana Dalvi (2014), Chris Harrison (2013), Abe Othman (2012), Moira Burke (2011), Han Liu (2010). List of all winners
|NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)||Oct 25||Eligible: See here for eligibility details. In general, 1st and 2nd year students are eligible to apply. Graduate students are limited to only one application, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. See the call for specifics. Benefits: Three years of support, $30K annual stipend, $12,000 tuition allowance. Previous winners: Searchable list of previous winners.|
|Facebook Fellowship||Nov 1||
Eligible: Full-time Ph.D students doing research in Artificial
Intelligence, Computer Vision, Connectivity Hardware, Data Mining,
Databases, Distributed Systems, Electrical Engineering, Networking
and Operating Systems, Economics and Computation, Human-Computer
Interaction, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Speech
Technologies, Programming Languages and Compilers, Security and
Privacy and Social Computing. (The 2017 call says they are seeking to support more
PhD students working in connectivity, machine
learning, and hardware, including electrical engineering.)
Benefits: 2 years, Tuition and fees, $37K stipend, up to $5K for travel, visit to Facebook's HQ in Menlo Park to present their research. Facebook selects around 12 students from over 300 candidates. Previous CMU winners: Anuj Kalia, Kirthevasan Kandasamy, and Diyi Yang (2017), Christian Kroer (2016), Abigail Marsh and John Dickerson (2015), Alex Beutel, Haiyi Zhu, and Nisarg Shah (2014), Julian Shun and Justin Cranshaw (2013), Hyeontaek Lim and Michelle Mazurek (2012).
|Soros Fellowships for New Americans||Nov 1||Eligible: A New American (i.e., If born abroad: a green card holder or naturalized citizen. If born in the US: both parents are immmigrants and at least one is a naturalized citizen). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application date. In your first or second year of graduate student as of the application date. Benefits: Two years graduate study in any field. Each award is $45K/year: $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year. Previous CMU winners: Wennie Tabib (2013).|
|Ford Foundation Fellowships||Nov 10/17||Eligible: Limited to (1) All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, (2) Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), (3) Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Benefits: Three years @ $24K/year (predoctoral) or 1 year @ $25K/year (dissertation).|
|Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future||Nov 18||Eligible: Be a woman; Be a citizen of a developing country; Wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines.|
|GEM Graduate Fellowship||Nov 15||Eligible: Must be (1) underrepresented minority, (2) U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application, (3) Ph.D. student.|
|AAUW - American Fellowships||Nov 15||Eligible: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, female, final year of Ph.D. program. Benefits: $20K award.|
|SCGSR Program||Nov 21||Announcement email. Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be working in one of the priority areas. See the web page for more details. Benefits: Awards to conduct part of your Ph.D. research at a participating DOE lab.|
|AAUW - International Fellowships||Dec 1||Eligible: Female, non-immigrant U.S. visa, academic career, return to home country. Benefits: Masters: $18K, PhD: $20K, Postdoc: $30K.|
|SMART Scholarship||Dec 1||Eligible: A U.S. citizen, grad student in CS or ECE (among others). Benefits: Full tuition, stipend $25K-$38K, paid summer internships, health insurance allowwance up to $1,200/year, book allowance of $1K/year, mentoring, employment placement after graduation.|
|Google Women Techmakers Scholarship (was Anita Borg)||Dec 1||Eligible: Be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the United States. Be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering Program. Benefits: $10K, invitation to Google Scholars Retreat. Previous winners: Kristen Gardner, Katherine Ye (2016), Grace Kihumba (2015), Athula Balachandran, Rebecca Balebako, Madeleine Clute, Alexandra Johnson, Thogori Karago, Derry Wijaya (2013), Anca Dragan, Ruta Desai (2012), Anantha Uppala, Kriti Puniyani (2011), Anna Molosky, Moira Burke (2010)|
|Symantec Graduate Fellowship||Dec 2||Eligible: Ph.D students doing research in security, storage, systems, machine learning, and data mining. Preference given to students interested in working in an industrial research lab. Benefits: 1 year, $20K tuition, (planned) internship with Symantec. Previous CMU winners: Kai Ren (2013), Jiyong Jang (2011), Polo Chau (2008, 2009), David Brumley (2007)|
|NPSC Graduate Fellowship||Dec 5||Eligible: U.S. citizens doing Ph.D research. Benefits: Tuition, fees, and stipend. Initially 2-3 years, renewable to 6 years.|
|Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship||Dec 12||Eligible: Teams of two (2) Ph.D. students from a small list of select universities submit innovative research ideas. See the web page for the list of specific topic areas. Both team members must be enrolled in the PhD program. Benefits: $100K to each team. Previous CMU winners: Sankalp Arora/Daniel Maturana (2016), Gierad Laput/Sauvik Das (2014), Chris Fallin/Gennady Pekhimenko (2013), Chris Harrison/Robert Xiao (2012), David Bromberg/Daniel Morris (2011)|
|NDSEG Fellowship||Dec 9||Eligible: There are four eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship, discipline match, first or second year grad student, and the ability to accept full benefit. You must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible. See the web page for details. Benefits: 3 years, $31K annual stipend, tuition and fees, $1K for health insurance. Previous winners: Dominic Chen, Devin Schwab, Colin White (2015), Joseph Tassarotti (2014), Benjamin Cowley, David Fouhey, Calvin Murdock (2013), Eleanor Avrunin, William Bishop, John Dickerson, Blase Ur, Sauvik Das, David Naylor (2012). See list of past winners.|
|NVIDIA Fellowship||Jan 16||Eligible: Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies. Must have majors in CS, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering or a related area. Benefits: 1 year, $50K Previous winners: Yong He (2016), Gennady Pekhimenko (2015), Benjamin Eckart (2014).|
|DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)||Jan 18||Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, first year PhD students only. Benefits: 4 years (renewed each year), $36K yearly stipend, all tuition and fees, health insurance, yearly conferences, 12-week research practicum. Previous winners: Alnur Ali (2014-), Sarah Loos (2011-2015), Cyrus Omar (2010-2014).|
|Facebook Emerging Scholar Program||Feb 28||
This is a new program.
Eligible: Full-time Ph.D students in their 1st/2nd year who are members of a minority group that is underrepresented 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. Benefits: 2 years, Tuition and fees, $37K stipend, up to $5K for travel.
|Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Program||Apr 7||
This is a new program.
Eligible: Full-time Ph.D students in their 4th year (or beyond) from under-represented groups (women, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities). Open to students studying computing topics. Apply directly to MSR. Benefits: $20K grant to support dissertation research, participation in a 2 day career workshop at Microsoft Research Redmond in the fall.
|Sandia National Labs Ph.D. Fellowship||*Apr 1 [TBD, SCS]||
SCS can nominate 2 SCS students. Eligible: Students must be an SCS doctoral student within two to three years of graduating, with an overall graduate GPA of 3.5 and undergraduate GPA of 3.2, and must be a U.S. citizen. If accepted, the student will need to get an "L clearance". Benefits: $40K/year, 1 year, renewable for an additional two years. Previous CMU winners: Dougal Sutherland (2014).
|ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship||*May 1||Eligible: Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD who have completed their first year of study. Benefits: $5000 honorarium and travel to the SC conference for an award ceremony. Previous CMU winners: Moira Burke, Han Liu.|
|NRL Postdoc Fellowship Program||Apps accepted anytime||Eligible: Opportunities at NRL are open to citizens of the United States and to legal permanent residents. All permanent residents must have their green card at the time of application.|
|Society of Women Engineers||n/a||Eligible: Women only; web page has pointers to many other fellowship programs.|
|Korean American Scholarship Foundation||n/a||Eligible: Korean-American students|
|Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation||n/a||Eligible: Phd students|
Recently Discountinued Programs
|Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship||--||
Microsoft has replaced this fellowship by the Microsoft Research
Dissertation Grant program above.
Previous winners: Ellen Vitercik (2016), Hannah Gommerstadt (2015), Anne Holladay (2014), Jennifer Iglesias (2013), Yubin Kim (2012), Jamie Morgenstern (2011), Gabriella Marcu (2010), Dafna Shahaf (2009).
VMware has discontinued their PhD fellowship program.
Internal nomination process: VMWare allows each department in SCS to nominate two (2) students from their department. These nominations are made by each department. A representative from each unit emails their two nomination packets directly to VMWare. Eligible: Full-time Ph.D students graduating after May 2016. Benefits: Tuition and fees, $35,000 stipend, with a mandatory summer internship. Previous winners: Aapo Kyrola (2013).
|Intel Ph.D. Fellowship||--||
Intel has discontinued their PhD fellowship program.
Previous CMU winners. Anca Dragan and Yoongu Kim (2013), Michael Papamichael and Da-Cheng Juan (2012), Michele Goodstein, Mark Palatucci, Tunji Ruwase (2010).
|Simons Award for Theoretical Computer Science||--||
The Simons Foundation has discontinued their PhD fellowship
Previous CMU winners. Euiwoong Lee (2015), Jamie Morgenstern and John Wright (2014), Yuan Zhou (2012).