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2018 IBM Two-Year Worldwide PhD Fellowship


IBM is pleased to announce the 2018 IBM Two-Year Worldwide PhD Fellowship for the academic years of 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.  

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. In 2018, the Fellowship Program is focusing on: AIblockchainsecurityand quantum computing. IBM is well positioned to advance these technologies and exploit their ability to transform industries and societies.

Since the creation of the IBM PhD Fellowship Program in 1951, we have supported thousands of PhD Fellowship students — with more than 700 students supported over the past 10 years alone.

We have made important changes to the program.  The 2018 IBM PhD Fellowship includes:

In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel and to attend conferences ($35,000 for 2018-2019 and $35,000 for 2019-2020). US fellowship recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education in 2018-2019.

Outside the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.  Fellowship stipends vary by country.

Students must be approximately two years from receiving their PhD degree.

All IBM PhD Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period are not eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship. Students in Europe and Russia may accept government scholarships and remain eligible for the IBM PhD Fellowship.

We have received many outstanding and exceptional candidates from universities all over the world in the past and encourage universities to submit nominations September 21 — October 26, 2017.  

For more details go to www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship.

The IBM PhD Fellowship program also supports our long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity.  We look forward to receiving your department’s nominations.

Please spread the word.  For further information, see your IBM contact, visit the website above, or contact phdfellow@us.ibm.com. 

Thank you,
IBM Global University Programs

2018 IBM Two-Year Worldwide PhD Fellowship