Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.
How to apply
The details of each Fellowship vary by region. Please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements and application instructions.
North America and Europe
In the United States, Canada, and Europe, accredited PhD granting institutions in Computer Science or related fields may nominate eligible students during the application period.
The Google North America and Europe PhD Fellowship program application window is closed for this year. Applications for the 2021 program will open on November 1st, 2020 and will close on November 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PST. Awardees will be notified by March 2021.
Australia, China and East Asia
In Australia, China and East Asia students must be nominated by an eligible university. Nomination instructions are sent to eligible universities and submissions must be provided directly by an official representative of the university. Please see our FAQ for more information.
Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in China/Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea will be delivered in April 2019. And the application window will be closed on 11:59:59 PM CST May 31, 2019.
Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in Australia will be delivered in March 2019 and awardees will be notified by June 2019.
Africa and India
In India and Africa, students may apply directly during the application period, which opens each February in India and Africa. Applications are open to students in Computer Science and related areas from any Indian or African university. Please see our FAQ for more information.
The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program application window is now open. Application submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Submit your applications by clicking on this link.
The best and the brightest
Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world. The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the following fields:
- 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