Fellowship Opportunities

PhD Fellowships Calendar

This page lists fellowships for the current academic year. Please see the PhD Fellowships Calendar for upcoming deadline announcements.
VMWare Graduate Fellowship Program2014-11-172014-11-17

Nov 17, 2014

[Nov 17, 2014]

Nominee application packages must be uploaded by the ECE Department - direct applications from students are not accepted. The ECE Fellowship committee to choose ECE's two nominations. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Number of ECE Nominees:
Nomination Process:
Please submit the following nomination package to Debbie (debbie@ece.cmu.edu) electronically by Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12 PM EST. Nomination packages must include:
  • Advisor Nomination Letter;
  • Applicant's Curriculum Vitae;
  • Applicant's research statement (maximum of two single-spaced pages) describing the applicant's research agenda and its relevance to VMware
If the nominee is selected by the ECE department, the following will be required to be submitted to Debbie (debbie@ece.cmu.edu) by Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12 PM EST:
  • Two additional letters of reference (in Word or PDF format only): one from another faculty member familiar with the student's work, and a third from either another faculty member or, in the case of students that completed a VMware internship, the VMware manager or mentor.
  • At the time of application, applicants must be currently enrolled, full-time Ph.D. students
  • Applicants must be nominated by their academic department (limit of two nominations per academic department)
  • Nominations are only accepted from academic departments invited to participate in this program.
The VMware Graduate Fellowship is offering a generous benefit in the form of a cash award to cover tuition and stipend for 12 months, in total not exceeding $100k. Recipients will be given preference in intern and full-time hiring.

Facebook Fellowship2015-01-05

[Jan 5, 2015]

Students apply directly to this fellowship opportunity.


The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.


Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s)
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook

The Data Incubator

Deadline is estimated.

"We welcome applications from anyone who has or within 1 year of receiving their PhD from any math, science, engineering, or social science field, including math, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, social science, operations research, neuroscience, and many others. This includes postdocs, faculty, PhD candidates about to graduate, and people with PhDs in industry. The program is geared towards helping them make a transition to the private sector from academia and we are looking for candidates who want to start within 12 months of completing the bootcamp."

For further information, contact

Samantha Goldstein