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IBM PhD Fellowship

The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards is an intensely competitive program which honors exceptional PhD students in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation.

Preference will be given to students who have had an IBM internship or have closely collaborated with technical or services people from IBM. All IBM Ph.D. 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.

To apply, students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member. 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.

Fields of Study:

  • Business and Law
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Location:

  • United States
  • Africa
  • Asia & Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Study

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • Award recipient may be renominated for up to 3 years

Special Considerations:

  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group
  • Female

Degree Level:

  • Graduate

Amount:

  • Varies by country