Google PhD Fellowship for Africa & Asia 2023 (Funded)

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Last Updated on March 17, 2023

Applications for the Google PhD Fellowship Program 2023 for Africa & Asia are now open. Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Google PhD Fellowship

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Benefits

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.

  • Africa
    • Up to 3 year Fellowship
    • US $30K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
    • Google Research Mentor
  • East Asia
    • 1 year Fellowship
    • US $10K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
    • Google Research Mentor
  • Southeast Asia
    • Up to 3 year Fellowship
    • US $10K per year for up to 3 years (or up to graduation, whichever is earlier) to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
    • Google Research Mentor
  • India
    • Early-stage PhD students
      • Up to 4 year Fellowship
      • US $50K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
      • Google Research Mentor
    • Late-stage PhD students
      • 1 year Fellowship
      • US $10K to recognise research contributions, cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
      • Google Research Mentor

Eligibility

  • Open to PhD students in Africa, India and Asia.
  • 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 Australia and New Zealand, East Asia, India and Southeast Asia PhD Fellowship programs are not eligible to apply again.

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 neural and cognitive sciences
  • Health research
  • 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
  • Recommender systems
  • Structured data and database management
  • Systems and networking

Application

  • The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program application window is now open. Submit by 11:59:59pm UTC-12 (AOE) May 11, 2023. Notification of decisions will be made in July 2023.
  • The Google PhD Fellowship India program application window is now open. Submit by 11:59:59pm UTC-12 (AOE) April 18, 2023. Notification of decisions will be made in July 2023.
  • The Google PhD Fellowship Southeast Asia program application window is now open. Submit by 11:59:59pm UTC-12 (AOE) April 18, 2023. Notification of decisions will be made in July 2023.
  • The Google East Asia PhD Fellowship program application window is now open. Submit by 11:59:59pm UTC−12:00 May 10, 2023. Notification of decisions will be made in July 2023.

For more information, see FAQ and visit Google PhD Fellowship.

Deadline: Varies by Region


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