Penn has been invited to submit 4 nominees for the Google PhD Fellowship Program. Please share this information with students who meet the eligibility requirements:
- Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related field (see research areas below)
- Completed graduate coursework by the Fall of the award year, when the Fellowship begins.
- The recipient must remain an active, full-time student in a PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
- Google employees, and their spouses, children, and members of their household are not eligible.
- Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.
Approximately fifteen fellows will be named in the following areas this year:
- 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 Technology and Software Engineering
- Quantum Computing
- Structured Data and Database Management
- Systems and Networking
For Fellowship details please see the FAQ: https://ai.google/research/outreach/faq/?category=phd
This application requires 2-3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from your thesis advisor. Please visit the Letter of Recommendation Request form as soon as possible so as to give your recommenders ample time to submit letters of recommendation before the November 11 Penn Deadline.
Please combine the following into one PDF:
- Most current CV
- 1-page CV of your advisor
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- Research/dissertation proposal (no longer than 8 pages)
- Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe the desired impact your research will make on the field and society, and why this is important to you. Include any personal, educational and/or professional experiences that have motivated your research interests.
- Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
- A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking the lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about what you accomplished and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities?
- Did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church, in your community or an organization? And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?
Once that is prepared, visit the Penn Internal Fellowships Application to submit your application.
Internal Competition Deadline: November 11, 2019 at 5PM
Internal Competition Winners notified: November 25, 2019
Provost’s Office submits 4 nominees: November 30, 2019