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2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. Focus areas include the following topics of particular interest:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing 
  • Blockchain 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Data Science / Big Data / Analytics 
  • Internet of things 
  • Quantum Computing 
  • Security

Program Details
The 2019 two-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide. A fellowship includes a stipend for two academic years (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) and an education allowance for year one (2019-2020). Fellowship recipients, while in school, will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences ($35,000 for 2019-2020 and $35,000 for 2020-2021) and $25,000 toward their education in 2019-2020.

Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be a full-time student in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit their fellowship. Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.

Deadline to apply: October 25

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