The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Programme honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many areas of study. Fellows may work at internships, and be matched with IBM mentors with common research interests.
Fields of Study: The academic disciplines and areas of study include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including big data analytics, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and cognitive computing), and Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME), and industry solutions (healthcare, life sciences, education, energy & environment, retail and financial services).
Additionally, IBM Research is paying special attention to the following areas of focus:
* Quantum Computing
* Cognitive Computing
* Cloud and distributed computing technology and solutions
* Fundamental science and technology
* Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest.
* Students from Europe and Russia may be nominated in their first year of study in their doctoral program.
* Outside of Europe and Russia, students must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination.
* Students from U.S. embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
* Award Recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.
* While students may accept other supplemental fellowships, to be eligible for the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award they may not accept a major award in addition to the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.
Value of the Program:
* a stipend for two academic years and, in the US, an education allowance for year one.
* In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences (US$35,000 for year one and US$35,000 for year two). US fellowship recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education.
* 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. Fellowship stipends vary by country.
Duration of Program: two-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide.
A fellowship includes
* All IBM PhD Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at IBM while completing their studies.
How to Apply: Visit link below.