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Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme, 2016

Applications are invited for Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme for 2016 academic year. Fellowships are available to PhD students at any stage of their research, and enrolled at universities to participate in the programme. Each invited university may nominate up to two students. Google will award fellowships covering the research part of the PhD programme for up to three years, and consisting of Yearly bursary towards stipend / salary, health care, social benefits, tuition and fees, conference travel and personal computing equipment. The bursary varies by country. The application deadline is 1st December 2015.

Note: Applications cannot be accepted directly from students. Universities selected for this programme will be contacted directly by Google.

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Study Subject(s): Google will award approximately 15 named fellowships from amongst the following: Google Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Google Fellowship in Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision, Market Algorithms, Mobile Computing, Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction), Privacy and Security,  Programming Technology and Software Engineering, Structured Data and Database Management,  Systems and Networking, Operating Systems.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded for doctoral level of study.
Scholarship Provider: Google
Scholarship can be taken at: Europe

Eligibility: In order to be considered for the 2016 Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme, students must meet the following criteria:
-Must be a PhD student at any stage of research in the areas of expertise represented by the fellowships (Note: The fellowship cannot be used to support the taught component of a PhD programme or any teaching assignments.)
-Must attend a full-time PhD position at one of the invited universities. Students must remain enrolled in the PhD programme or forfeit the fellowship award
-Must be nominated by their department / university
-Cannot be employed by Google (except as an intern)
-Google Doctoral Fellows may not hold the Google Fellowship concurrently with another PhD scholarship / fellowship.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description:

Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme, 2015
Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme, 2015

Google pleased to announce the Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme for 2016. Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme was created to support outstanding doctoral students doing exceptional research in Computer Science or closely related areas. Fellowships are available to PhD students at any stage of their research, and enrolled at universities invited to participate in the programme.

Number of award(s): Each invited university may nominate up to two students.

Duration of award(s): Google will award fellowships covering the research part of the PhD programme for up to three years.

What does it cover? Google will award fellowships covering the research part of the PhD programme for up to three years, and consisting of:
-Yearly bursary towards stipend / salary, health care, social benefits, tuition and fees, conference travel and personal computing equipment. The bursary varies by country
-Google Research Mentor
-Opportunity to apply for a paid internship

Selection criteria: Committees of distinguished engineers and researchers from within Google will review all applications.

Notification: Fellowship recipients will be announced in February 2016.

How to Apply: For each student nomination, the university’s Computer Science department (or invited department) should please submit:
-Name of fellowship for which the student is being considered (given that the fellowship areas overlap, we may choose a different fellowship name for your nomination)
-Student CV
-Official transcripts of previous and current academic records
-Research / dissertation proposal of maximum 6 pages including references
-2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the nominee’s work (at least one coming from the thesis advisor)
-Short CV from the proposed supervisor.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st December 2015.

Note: An online nomination form will be available in mid November 2015 for submissions and eligible universities will receive an e-mail once the form may be accessed.

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