Google PhD Fellowship Program 2024

Deadline: 8th of May, 2024.

Applications for the Google PhD Fellowship Program in 2024 are currently being accepted.Graduate students pursuing a PhD are directly supported by Google PhD Fellowships, which also put them in touch with Google Research Mentors.

At Google, fostering and preserving solid relationships with the academic community is of utmost importance. In order to honor excellent graduate students conducting remarkable and original research in areas connected to computer science and allied subjects, the Google PhD Fellowship Program was established. Fellowships provide financial assistance to deserving PhD candidates from diverse backgrounds who aim to shape the course of technology. The goal of Google is to promote varied application materials and inclusive research groups. Currently, there are fellowships available for the Google PhD Program in Africa, Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, and New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the United States.


  • Students receive named Fellowships which include a monetary award. The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate. In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor.

Research areas of focus:

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 and Theory
  • Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing
  • Health & Bioscience
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Machine Perception
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security, Privacy and Abuse Prevention
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Systems
  • Speech Processing
  • Other areas listed in application forms during the application window


  • Africa, Australia/New ZealandCanada, East Asia, Europe and the United States: universities must be an accredited research institution that awards research degrees to PhD students in computer science (or an adjacent field).

All regions

  • Students must remain enrolled full-time in the 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. Government or non-profit organization funding is exempt.
  • Past awardees from the PhD Fellowship program are not eligible to apply again.
  • For incoming PhD students (Africa, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia),
    • Grant of the Fellowship does not mean admission to a PhD program. The awardee must separately apply and be accepted to a PhD program in computer science (or an adjacent field) at an eligible institution.
    • Grant of the Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institution where the awardee registers for the PhD program.


  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • US $12K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor


All application materials should be submitted in English.


For each student nomination, the university will be asked to submit the following material in a single, flat (not portfolio) PDF file:

  1. Student CV with links to website and publications (if available)
  2. Short (1-page) resume/CV of the student’s primary PhD program advisor
  3. Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor’s degree to date
  4. Research proposal (maximum 3 pages, excluding references)
  5. 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the nominee”s work (at least one from the thesis advisor for current PhD students)
  6. Student essay response (350-word limit) to: What impact would receiving this Fellowship have on your education? Describe any circumstances affecting your need for a Fellowship and what educational goals this Fellowship will enable you to accomplish.

Click here to apply 

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