Thinking of pursuing a research career in computer science? Turn to Facebook — not to build and exploit a professional social network (or not only that) but to fund your Ph.D. Facebook just announced that it’s offering fellowships for computer science Ph.D. study that will pay $30,000 a year plus $5000 for conference travel and other expenses.
The catch? Only that you have to be a full-time Ph.D. student. And that your research has to be in an area Facebook is interested in. And your degree field has to be computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems architecture, or a related area. And that you have to be nominated by a faculty member.
Applications must be received by 15 February.