Meta Research Fellowship Program – $42,000

PhD students (domestic and international) studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related field are eligible to apply for the Meta Fellowship Program.

A Meta Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2022 is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are undertaking innovative and relevant research in computer science and engineering.

Students in any year of their PhD studies are welcome to apply. People with diverse backgrounds and experiences are also encouraged to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented minority groups. Students’ applications are evaluated based on their research statement, publication record, and letters of recommendation.

Fellowship winners receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 stipend to cover living expenses, and an invitation to the annual Fellowship Summit.

Details About Meta Research Fellowship Program 2022

  • Application Deadline: 20th September 2022 11:59 pm PST
  • Eligible Countries: Any
  • To be taken at (country): Any country (excluding US embargoed countries)
  • Type: Ph.D., Fellowship
  • Number of Awards: Not specified

Research Areas:

  • CommAI
  • Computational Social Science
  • Compute Storage and Efficiency
  • Computer Vision
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Security/Privacy
  • Outside of the above: relevant research that does not align with the above research priorities.


Selection Criteria and Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the program as long as you are:

  • Enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in the fall following the application cycle (fall 2023)
  • Involved in computer science and engineering research in Meta-related areas, as specified in the Available Fellowships section

All accredited universities around the world can participate in the program.

You would not be eligible if you are:

  • Following each application cycle, graduating before the fall
  • While participating in the Fellowship, I plan to work part-time at another competitor company
  • Meta’s contingent worker. The CW wage and the stipend cannot be paid simultaneously.
  • Resident of Meta AI
  • During the academic year (fall/spring), I intend to do a part-time internship with a competitor. In the summer before Fellowship or between academic years during Fellowship, you can do an internship at another company. In addition, internships will be extended into the fall.

We will not be awarding fellowships to candidates whose research falls outside the specified research areas described in the Available Fellowships section. Make sure you review each Available Fellowship description carefully to ensure you are aligned with the right research area.

Currently, we do not provide funding for undergraduates, graduates, or alternative funding such as small grants.

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Use of Funds & Other Restrictions

  • It is not possible to redirect the $42,000 stipend as gift funding to the university’s lab. Fellows must receive their stipends directly.
  • The university cannot accept combined tuition and stipend/travel funds.
  • Meta does not provide equipment directly to fellows, but they are free to use their stipends to purchase their own computers.
  • Meta’s savings account plans (e.g. 401k, Health Savings Account, etc.) are not available to fellows since they are not Meta employees.

Duration of Award:

Two-year Facebook Fellowship Award!

Applications Must Include

  1. CV or resume. CVs and resumes do not have a page limit. You may want to include a longer CV to complement your achievements or publications in this case.
  2. Research statement. Applicants should submit a 500-word statement of research that clearly identifies their area of focus, its relevance to Meta, and its applicability to one of the available fellowships. The 500-word limit includes references or citations. Adding references and citations to CVs, which do not have word or page limits, will optimize the word count for research statements.
  3. Two letters of recommendation. PhD advisors or research advisors are required to write one letter of recommendation. The other may come from another professor or a contact in the industry.

Check out the Application Tips below for application guidance from Fellows and Meta reviewers.

  • The 2023 application opens on August 3, 2022, at 9:00am PDT. Applicants may prepare to apply by creating a SurveyMonkey Apply account. Applicants must provide references’ contact information during the application process. References will receive an email asking them to upload their letters in SurveyMonkey Apply by October 6, 2022. Please visit SurveyMonkey Apply for more information on references and how to apply.
  • Applications close on September 20, 2022. Changes to applications will not be accepted after the deadline. The Fellowship review process does not involve an interview.
  • Winners are notified in mid-January 2023. The winners will be announced on the Meta Research blog. We are unable to respond individually to proposals due to the volume of submissions.


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