Google PhD Fellowship for Indian students will open in March 2018

New Delhi: The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. Fellowship students are given funding to support them in their graduate studies. Google runs PhD Fellowship programs in several regions throughout the globe including US/Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Australia, India, China and East Asia.

The 2018 program will open for applications in March 2018. The Google India PhD Fellowship program for 2017 is closed.


Eligibility Conditions: The fellowships are offered up to 4-years for PhD students in Computer Science and related areas. Applicants must be enrolled into a full-time PhD program at an Indian university.

Applications are also accepted from current Undergraduate or Masters students or Professionals. Grant of the fellowship to this category of applicants is contingent on them joining a full-time PhD program at an Indian university within the calendar year of the award.

Applications are accepted directly from students. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from each university. Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible. Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students globally as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. For 2017, four students from India bag Google PhD Fellowships.

For 2017 globally, 50 students have been awarded for Google PhD Fellowships in the following research subjects: Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets; Human-Computer Interaction; Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision; Mobile Computing; Natural Language Processing; Privacy and Security; Programming Languages, Algorithms and Software Engineering; Structured Data and Database Management; and Systems and Networking.

List of subjects where PhD Fellowships are offered:

Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets

Computational Neuroscience

Human-Computer Interaction

Machine Learning

Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision

Mobile Computing

Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)

Privacy and Security

Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Quantum Computing

Structured Data and Database Management

Systems and Networking

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the Google PhD Fellowships.

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