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 work in computer science and related research areas. We currently offer Fellowships in Australia, China and East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, India, the United States and Canada.

Google PhD Fellowship Program

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor. Please see our FAQ for more details on regional eligibility and specifics of the award.

See Fellowship Recipients

The nomination process for the 2017 PhD Fellowship Program in North America, Europe and the Middle East is closed. We will notify universities of final decisions in March of 2017. Invitations for the 2018 PhD Fellowships will be sent in September of 2017.

The Best and the Brightest

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:

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision
  • Market Algorithms
  • Mobile Computing
  • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction)
  • Privacy and Security
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  • Structured Data and Database Management
  • Systems and Networking

Fellowship Details

The details of each Fellowship vary widely by region. Please see our FAQ for more information.