Google PhD Fellowship


4:00pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Annual Value

Stipend plus tuition and fees


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.



Applicants must be:

  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD

  • Enrolled in a participating institution and nominated by that institution

  • Completed graduate coursework by fall 2018

  • Google employees and their family members are not eligible

  • May not hold a similar industry Fellowship


Eligible Research Areas

  • Computational Neuroscience

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Machine Learning

  • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision

  • Market Algorithms

  • Mobile Computing

  • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)

  • Privacy and Security

  • Programming Technology and Software Engineering

  • Quantum Computing

  • Structured Data and Database Management

  • Systems and Networking

Application Procedures

A complete application comprises the following, submitted as a single PDF* to Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. 1 to 3 letters of recommendation; one must be from the nominee's supervisor

  2. Research/dissertation proposal (maximum of 8 pages)

  3. CV of nominee

  4. Current and past official transcripts

  5. Short CV of PhD supervisor (maximum 1 page)

  6. Abstract describing the research (less than 1,000 characters)

* File naming convention: Google_Last-Name_First-Name_Student#

Adjudication Procedures

Students cannot apply directly to the program; they must be nominated by an eligible university. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene a committee to review applications submitted and will nominate up to two students to the United States-Canada competition.

Further Information

For further information, please see: Google PhD Fellowship Program