Google PhD Fellowship for North America and Europe

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:16 AM

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 encourage people of diverse backgrounds to apply. They currently offer Fellowships in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, East Asia, Europe, India, the United States and Canada.

Potential Fields:

  • 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 Languages and Software Engineering

  • Quantum Computing

  • Structured Data and Database Management

  • Systems and Networking


North American and Europe: November 30, 2019.

Applications for Australia, New Zealand, East Asia, India, and Africa will open in Spring 2020.

Up to 3 year fellowship covering full tuition and fees (enrollment fees, health insurance, books) plus a stipend to be used for living expenses, travel and personal equipment. Package also includes support from a Google Research Mentor.


  • Students must be nominated by an accredited university.
  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD and enrolled in an institution in one of the regions listed above.
  • Completed graduate coursework by the Fall of the award year, when the Fellowship begins. This is usually the 3rd year for US and Canadian students.
  • 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.