Call for Applications: Google PhD Fellowship Program


Deadline: 31 May 2020


Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

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


How to Apply

The details of each Fellowship vary by region. Please see our FAQ for eligibility requirements and application instructions.

North America and Europe

In the United States, Canada, and Europe, accredited PhD granting institutions in Computer Science or related fields may nominate eligible students during the application period.

The Google North America and Europe PhD Fellowship program application window is closed for this year. Applications for the 2021 program will open on November 1st, 2020 and will close on November 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PST. Awardees will be notified by March 2021.

Australia, China and East Asia

In Australia, China and East Asia students must be nominated by an eligible university. Nomination instructions are sent to eligible universities and submissions must be provided directly by an official representative of the university. Please see our FAQ for more information.

Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in China/Hong Kong/Japan/South Korea will be delivered in April 2019. And the application window will be closed on 11:59:59 PM CST May 31, 2019.

Invitations for the 2019 PhD Fellowship Program in Australia will be delivered in March 2019 and awardees will be notified by June 2019.

Africa and India

In India and Africa, students may apply directly during the application period, which opens each February in India and Africa. Applications are open to students in Computer Science and related areas from any Indian or African university. Please see our FAQ for more information.

The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program application window is now open. Application submissions must be submitted by Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. Submit your applications by clicking on this link.

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