FULLY FUNDED: IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program 2022/23

FULLY FUNDED: IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program 2022/23

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The 2022/23 application round for the IBM PhD Fellowship Awards opens for students globally to participate. The fellowship is a two year program anchored on major IBM research areas of interest and is fully funded. Eligible PhD students are welcome to apply.

Since 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): IBM

Program Type: Fully Funded Fellowship

Program Location: Universities Worldwide

Program Duration: two (2) years

Number of Awards: Several.

Nationality: All Nationalities.


IBM PhD Fellowship Awards | About The Program

The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors 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, thousands of PhD students have been supported worldwide — with more than 700 students supported over the past 10 years alone.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominations are welcome for students of all nationalities. However, all nominees;

  • must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; students cannot nominate themselves.
  • must be enrolled full-time in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit the fellowship.
  • should have three years remaining in their program at the time of nomination so the fellowship can be applied to the last two years of study.
  • that are from U.S. embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
  • that are receiving a comparable fellowship, internship, or support from another company or institution (except for academic scholarships) during the IBM PhD Fellowship funding period are ineligible for this award
  • must stay in the same program for the duration of the award —no transferring of departments or schools.

Program Benefits:

  • The IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide: the value of the awards vary by the country in which the university is located (Award values may also vary per year).
  • Awards for universities in the United States are $60,000 in year one; $35,000 in award year two.
  • Awards for other countries vary between $6,000 and $25,000 each award year.

Application Procedures 

Applicants who meet the eligibility conditions can be nominated to participate in the IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program through the nomination link (available on the official page during the application period).

Application Period: October 11 – October 29, 2021.

Visit the Official Webpage for Further Details

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