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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. Applications will be taken for the 2022-2023 IBM PhD Fellowships October 11 – November 5, 2021 5:00 PM ET (New York, USA).

Eligibility

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.

Awardees will be selected based upon
- their potential for research excellence. All awardees will have an IBM mentor for the duration of the award period and are strongly encouraged to intern during the first or second year of their award. All student visas must align with terms of the internship.
Nominating faculty must submit thoroughly developed proposals, remain engaged during the vetting and due diligence process, and use the university domain email address for all correspondence.
- the degree to which the nominees’ research aligns with IBM focus areas.
- academic standing, publications, and endorsements from faculty advisors and department heads receiving a comparable fellowship, internship, or support from another company or institution (excepting in the case of academic scholarships)
Nominating faculty must submit thoroughly developed proposals, remain engaged during the vetting and due diligence process, and use the university domain email address for all correspondence.

Questions? Please review the frequently asked questions before contacting
phdfellow@us.ibm.com.

IBM PhD Fellowship Award Details

IBM PhD Fellowships

The 2022 2-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide: the value of the awards vary by the country in which the university is located.

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.