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The Google Africa Ph.D. Fellowship Program, 2018

 

Deadline: January 19, 2018.

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google Africa Ph.D. Fellowship Program has been created to support and recognize outstanding students pursuing or looking to pursue Ph.D. level studies in computer science and related areas.

Google Inc., American search engine company, founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page that is a subsidiary of the holding company Alphabet Inc. More than 70 percent of worldwide online search requests are handled by Google, placing it at the heart of most Internet users’ experience. It also that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Its headquarters are in Mountain View, California.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Successful students receive named Fellowships, which include a $10,000 award per year over 3 years.
  • The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate.
  • The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead on unrestricted gifts.
  • In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student.
  • There is no employment relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship.
  • Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google.
  • Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern.
  • If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required.

Eligibility

For current Ph.D. students

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program at a university in Africa. Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time Ph.D. program and transferring to full-time positions are also welcome to apply.
  • Students should be early stage Ph.D. students, i.e., should not have been into more than 1 year of their Ph.D. Applicants for the 2018 Fellowship must have started their program on or after 1 January 2017.
  • Students must remain enrolled in the Ph.D. program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related areas.
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

For current Undergraduate/Masters students and Professionals

  • Grant of the fellowship to this category of applicants is contingent on them joining a full-time Ph.D. program at a university in Africa within the calendar year of the award.
  • Student applicants must be current full-time Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled at an African university. Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa.
  • The Google Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for the full-time Ph.D. program of an African university, in Computer Science or related areas, within the calendar year 2018, or the award shall be forfeited.
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship does not mean admission to the Ph.D. program of a university. The awardee must also complete the Ph.D. admission process of the respective institute/university where he/she wishes to register for a Ph.D.
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable to the institute/university where the awardee registers for the Ph.D. program.
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Applicants who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

Eligible Regions: Open for all Africans.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Login to your Google Account
  • Applicant’s resume with links to publications (if available).
  • One-page resume of the student’s Ph.D. program advisor.
  • Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor’s degree to date.
  • Research proposal (maximum two pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s work (at least one coming from the thesis adviser in case of current Ph.D. students). If the recommendation writers want to send the letter separately, they can mail it directly to research-africa@google.com with the subject “Recommendation for [applicant-name]”.

Apply online through the given link.

For more information please visit their official website.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Application Form

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  1. Is there Phd program in environmental science?

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