Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
2023-24 Academic Year

Note: Some fellowships require an internal nomination process by either SCS or individual SCS units. If we don't specifically mention an internal nomination process, then assume that students can apply directly.

Deadline legend:
*date: Estimated deadline from previous years
[date]: Internal deadline (Only for fellowships with an internal CMU nomination process)

Updated 23 Sept, 2022

Name Real deadline
[Internal deadline]
Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship Jun 7 Internal nomination process: Microsoft allows each department to nominate four (4) students. Each department will make its own selection and upload names to MSR. MSR then contacts the students who submit their nomination packets to the Microsoft web site. (There is no SCS-wide coordination any more.) Eligible: Third year Ph.D students only.

Previous CMU winners: Kangle Deng, Han Guo (2022), Xinyu Wu (2021-Ada Lovelace), Jingxian Wang (2020), Daehyeok Kim, Katherine Ye (2019), Naama Ben-David (2018), 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.
Siebel Scholars Program July 8 Internal nomination 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: Karan Ahuja, Priya Donti, Yasmine Kotturi, Ryan Shi and Kayo Yin (2022), Brandon Bohrer, Fish Tung, Lijun Yu, Megan Hofmann, Rogerio Bonatti (2021) Amadou Latyr Ngom, Junpei Zhou, Eric Wong, Ken Holstein, Michael Madaio (2020) Xaioyue Cui, Alankar Jain, Tanya Marwah, Kijung Shin, Zhilin Yang (2019) Karan Goel, Nika Haghtalab, Jeffrey Helt, Kirthevasan Kandasamy, Danish Pruthi (2018), Akash Bharadwaj, Kristen Gardner, Timothy Lee, Anqi Li, Jennifer Olsen, Jingkun Gao (2017).
Apple PhD fellowship in AI/ML Sep 30 (CMU) [Aug 26 (SCS); Aug 3 (RI)] Internal nomination process: SCS can nominate a limited number of students; nominees are selected by an SCS-wide committee. Eligible: Full-time Ph.D. students doing research in Computer Science and related areas, 3rd/4th years of PhD, with a unique focus on research related to Apple's core values. (Currently mostly AI/ML.)

Benefits: 2 years support for research and academic travel, internship opportunities, and a two-year mentorship with an Apple researcher in their field. Previous CMU winners: Biwei Huang (2021) Graham Gobieski, Xinyi Wang (2020).
Google PhD Fellowship Sep 30 (CMU) [Aug 26 (SCS); units will have earlier deadlines] Internal nomination process: SCS can nominate a limited number of students; nominees are selected by an SCS-wide committee. 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 industry fellowship. Benefits: Two years (possible extension to three), tuition and fees (including books), stipend, Google research mentor. Previous CMU winners: Sachin Kumar (2022), Jenna Wise (2021), Abdelkareem Bedri, Anjalie Field (2020), Maruan Al-Shedivat, Daniel Fried (2019), Gierad Laput (2018), Waleed Ammar, Justin Meza (2015), Bhavana Dalvi (2014), Chris Harrison (2013), Abe Othman (2012), Moira Burke (2011), Han Liu (2010). List of all winners
NVIDIA Fellowship Sept 9 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: Yufei Ye (2022), Rohan Sawhney, Ye Yuan (2021) Chen-Hsuan Lin (2019), Zhilin Yang (2018), Adams Wei Yu and Xiaolong Wang (2017), Yong He (2016), Gennady Pekhimenko (2015), Benjamin Eckart (2014).
Meta Research PhD Fellowship (formerly Facebook Fellowship) Sep 20 Eligible: Full-time Ph.D. students doing research in many different areas of CS (see the webpage for details). (Seems to have been merged with the Facebook Emerging Scholar Program.)

Benefits: 2 years, Tuition and fees, $42K stipend and travel, visit to Facebook's HQ in Menlo Park to present their research. Meta selects around 20 students from over 300 candidates. Previous CMU winners: Amanda Coston (2022), Mikhail Khodak, Paul Pu Liang (2021) Devendra Singh Chaplot, Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Yao-Hung Hubert Tsai, Juncheng Yang (2020), Benjamin Berg, Gabriele Farina, Shruti Palaskar, and Ranysha Ware (2019), Jessica Colnago and Xiaolong Wang (2018), 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).
Jane Street Graduate Fellowships Oct 15 Eligible: 2nd to 6th year of a PhD program in mathematics, computer science, or statistics in the next academic year. Benefits: One year full tuition and fees plus $40,000 stipend.
NSERC PostGraduate Scholarships (Doctoral) Oct 17 Canadian citizen or permanent resident. In the first 24 months of your PhD (36 months if you did not do a masters first). As far as I understand, there are two programs: CGS D and PGS D, only the latter can be used for US schools. However, I think you apply for the CGS D, then you either get a PGS D directly, or get a CGS D (which you have to transfer to a PGS D). Details on the webpage, or talk to some current recipients: Noor Hammad, Ryan Kavanagh, Franklin Mingzhe Li (2021), Yuanhao Wei, Adam Harley (2018), Nic Resch (2017), Naama Ben-David, Ryan Kavanagh (2016), Dallas Card, Aurick Qiao (2015), Nikola Banovic, Yubin Kim, Robert Xiao (2013). The application form is here.
CMLH Translational Fellowships Oct 17 Eligible: Joint application between CMU faculty and PhD student. At least one of these activities must be completed: (1) An invention disclosure submitted to CTTEC. (2) Your project has a licensed technology through CMU. (3) A patent is filed through CMU for your research project. (4) Your project is ready for a prototype or a pilot study. (5) Your project would be considered clinical research. Benefits: One year tuition and stipend plus $3,000 in funding to support the research.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Oct 18 Eligible: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. See the CFP 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, $37K annual stipend, $12,000 tuition allowance. Previous winners: Searchable list of previous winners.
Soros Fellowships for New Americans Oct 27 Eligible: A New American (i.e., If born abroad: a green card holder, or naturalized citizen, or attended high school and college in the US. If born in the US: both parents are immigrants). 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: Helen Zhou (2019), Wennie Tabib (2013).
Hertz Fellowship Oct 28 Eligible: Students of the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America. Awards to students beyond 1st year very rare. Benefits: $34,000/9-month personal stipend, tuition remission, renewable for up to 5 years. Previous CMU winners: Maxwell Wang (2020-), Benjamin Eysenbach and Bailey Flanigan (2019-), Laura Herlant (2014-2018), Jeremy Kubica (2002-2006).
NDSEG Fellowship Oct 31 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, $3400/month stipend, tuition and fees, $1400 for health insurance. Previous winners: Keegan Harris, Joseph Reeves, Saranya Vijayakumar, Michelle Zhao (2022), Sara McAllister, Sudeep Dasari (2021), Yue Niu, Matthew Weidner (2020), Maggie Collier, Keane Lucas, Nicholay Topin (2019), Michael Kuchnik (2018), Brandon Bohrer, Kenneth Marino (2017), 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).
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Nov 5 [units will have earlier deadlines]
Internal nomination process: IBM allows each unit in SCS to nominate three (3) students from their unit, including renewals. 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 site.

Eligible: Ph.D. students with at least three years remaining in their doctoral program at the time of nomination. Benefits: $60,000 in year one; $35,000 in year two. Previous CMU winners: Charvi Rastogi, Fangzheng Xu (2022), Ellen Vitercik and Pengcheng Yin (2019), Michael Coblenz (2017,18), Chun-Liang Li (2018), Zhiting Hu (2017), Mrinmaya Sachan (2016), Jun Araki (2016,2015), Nika Haghtalab (2015), Wolf Richter (2013), Yi Zhang, Amar Phanishayee, Ravishankar Krishnaswamy, Tawanna Dillahunt, Sunyoung Kim.
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.
NASA Space Technology Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Nov 2 Eligible: US citizens or permanent residents for research that has significant potential to contribute to NASA's goal of creating innovative new space technologies. Two-phase proposal process. Benefits: Two or more years of graduate study, up to is $80K/year. Previous winners: Margaret Hansen (2021), Alexander Baikovitz, Paul Nadan (2020), Kevin Edelson, Samantha Reig (2019).
Two Sigma PhD Fellowship Nov 4 Internal nomination process: Two Sigma allows each unit in SCS to nominate three (3) students from their unit for this award. Each unit in SCS runs their own nomination process. Eligible: in at least 3rd year of PhD when fellowship begins; research in one of the specified areas of interest. Benefits: 2 years tuition, fees, stipend (up to $75,000/yr); a one-time award of $10,000; Two Sigma research mentor.
Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship Nov 4 Internal nomination process: Two Sigma allows each unit in SCS to nominate three (3) students from their unit for this award. Each unit in SCS runs their own nomination process. Eligible: be a member of a group underrepresented in technology; in at least 3rd year of PhD when fellowship begins; research in one of the specified areas of interest. Benefits: 2 years tuition, fees, stipend (up to $75,000/yr); a one-time award of $10,000; Two Sigma research mentor.
SCGSR Program Nov 9,*May 5 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.
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Nov 11 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. Benefits: $50K/year, renewable through to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.
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.
Croucher Foundation Scholarships for Doctoral Study Nov 15 Eligible: Permanent resident of Hong Kong, first class honors in their first degree (or MPhil degree), in the first three years of doctoral study. Benefits: Tuition, fees, and stipend, other fringe benefits. Previous CMU winners: Yi Fei Cheng (2022), Cherie Ho (2019), Ziqiang Feng (2017), Hubert Chan (2002).
J.P. Morgan Ph.D. Fellowship *Nov 19 Internal nomination process: J.P.Morgan allows SCS to nominate two (2) students. 3rd/4th year students. Focus areas include AI, machine learning, data privacy and cryptography, and ethics in computing. They ask for "potential impact on financial services" in the research summary, and say they will select based on "potential relevance to JP Morgan's objectives".

Eligible: Ph.D. students in their 3rd/4th year. Previous CMU winners: Saurabh Garg (2022), Paul Gölz, Charvi Rastogi (2021), Shaojie Bai (2020), Adarsh Prasad (2019).
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship *Dec 1 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: Wenhao Ding/Jiacheng Zhu, Yu-Jhe Li/Zhengyi Luo, Byungsoo Jeon/Sunghyun Kim (2022), Gengshan Yang/N. Dinesh Reddy (2021), Xinshuo Weng/Ye Yuan (2020), Chenlei Fang/Qicheng Huang, Ankur Mallick/Jianyu Wang (2019), Dimitrios Stamoulis/Zhuo Chen (2018), Yang Zhang/Abdelkareem Bedri, Minh Vo/Aayush bansal (2017), 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)
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.
Ford Foundation Fellowships Dec 8 or 15 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 @ $27K/year (predoctoral -- at least 3 years of study remaining) or 1 year @ $28K/year (dissertation -- all requirements have been met except writing and defense of dissertation). Previous CMU Winners: Erica Weng (2022), Joshua Williams (2019)
Generation Google Scholarship (previously Women Techmakers) *Dec 10 Eligible: Be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Be able to demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Benefits: $10K. Previous winners: Erica Cruz, Jasmine Tesfa, Noor Hammad (2021), Diana Zhang (2019), 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)
Google Lime Scholarship *Dec 12 Eligible: Have a disability. Be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Benefits: $10K.
GFSD (formerly NPSC) Graduate Fellowship *Dec 15 Eligible: U.S. citizens doing Ph.D research. Benefits: Tuition, fees, and stipend. Initially 2-3 years, renewable to 6 years.
Norton Labs Graduate Fellowship (formerly Semantec) *Jan 12 Eligible: Ph.D students doing research in privacy and identity, security, machine learning, and human factors. Preference given to students interested in working in an industrial research lab. Benefits: 1 year, $20K tuition, salaried internship with Norton Labs. Previous SCS winners: Mahmood Sharif (2018), Tianlong Yu (2017), Kai Ren (2013), Jiyong Jang (2011), Polo Chau (2008, 2009), David Brumley (2007)
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) *Jan 12 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: Souradip Ghosh (2021), Priya Donti (2016), Alnur Ali (2014), Sarah Loos (2011-2015), Cyrus Omar (2010-2014).
Link Foundation Fellowship Jan 15 Eligible: PhD students working in the field of Modeling, Simulation, and Training. Benefits: 1 year, $34K. Previous winners: Abhijat Biswas (2022), Jernej Barbic.
CMU CMLH Fellowships in Digital Health *Feb 26 Internal fellowships from the CMU Center for Machine Learning and Health Eligible: Both Ph.D. and MS students, engaged in research related to digital health. See webpage for more details on eligibility. Benefits: one year tuition and stipend, plus 3000 in funding including conference travel/equipment. Previous winners: Shane Elder, Morgan Evans, Anna Fang, Mohsen Ferdosi, Yunzhi Li, Venkat Sivaraman (2022); Mononito Goswami, Samantha Horn, Maria Jahja, Paul Liang, Jingjing Tang, Humphrey Yang (2021); Dominik Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Aaron Rumack, Jennifer Williams, Tejas Zodage (2020); Yifeng Tao, Shahan Ali Memon, Vikram Kamath Cannanure, Xiangrui Zeng, Ben Lengerich, Ellen Vitercik, Muhammad Ahmed Shah (2019).
Sandia National Labs Ph.D. Fellowship *Apr 1 [TBD, SCS] Internal nomination process.
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.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation *Jun 30 Eligible: Korean-American students. KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions).
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.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation n/a Eligible: Phd students. Benefits: Award is $5000 per year, renewable for up to three years.
LATutors Innovation in Education Scholarship 20th of each month (can reapply) Eligible: Must be a currently enrolled student. Benefits: $500 scholarship.

Recently Discountinued Programs

Name Real deadline
[Internal deadline]
Open Phil AI Fellowship *Oct 29 (Not accepting new applications for 2023 and "on pause until further notice.") Eligible: AI and machine learning Ph.D. students. Fellows selected based on their academic excellence, technical knowledge, and interest in increasing the probability of positive outcomes from transformative AI. Fellows have a fairly broad mandate. Benefits: $40,000 per year stipend, payment of tuition/fees, $10,000 for travel, equipment, etc. Fellows funded through end of 5th year of PhD, with possibility of renewal for subsequent years. 5th-year applicants will be supported on year-by-year basis. Previous CMU winners: Leqi Liu (2020), Noam Brown (2018).
Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship Sep 8 This program is not accepting applicants for 2023. Eligible: Identify as female; undergraduate or masters student studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field. Benefits: $10,000 award; opportunity to interview for Adobe internship. Previous CMU winners: Healy Dwyer (2021).
Adobe Research Fellowship Sep 8 This program is not accepting applicants for 2023. Eligible: PhD students working in current Adobe areas of interest (see website for this year's focus areas). Benefits: $10,000 award; opportunity to interview for Adobe internship. Previous CMU winners: Julia Cambre (2022); Lea Albaugh, Yi-Hao Peng (2021); Harsh Jhamtani (2020); Gierad Laput (2016).
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 Graduate Fellowship
-- 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 program.
Previous CMU winners. Euiwoong Lee (2015), Jamie Morgenstern and John Wright (2014), Yuan Zhou (2012).