Applications are open for the IBM PhD Fellowship Award Program 2020. Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.
Focus areas include the following topics of particular interest:
- AI / Cognitive Computing
- Cloud / Open Source
- Data Science
- Internet of Things
- Quantum Computing
- Security / Cyber Security
Since the creation of the IBM PhD Fellowship Program in 1951, they have supported thousands of PhD students – with more than 700 students supported over the past 10 years alone.
The 2020 two-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide. A fellowship includes a stipend for two academic years (2020-2021 and 2021-2022) and, in the US, an education allowance for year one (2020-2021). In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences ($35,000 for 2020-2021 and $35,000 for 2021-2022). US fellowship recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education in 2020-2021.
Outside the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Fellowship stipends vary by country. All IBM PhD Fellowship awardees will be mentored by an IBMer in order to collaborate on a research or technology project for the duration of the award period and are strongly encouraged to do an internship during the first or second year of their award.