Apply for the Meta Research PhD Fellowship

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A group of 30 Meta Research PhD Fellows stand together smiling at the camera. Text on the image reads, "Meta Research PhD Fellowship. Applications close September 20, 2022."

Sponsored by the Meta Research PhD Fellowship

Supporting PhD Students Engaged in Innovative Research

The Meta Research PhD Fellowship is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.

We encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally under-represented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.


  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years or four semesters)
  • A $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs
  • A paid visit to Meta headquarters for the annual fellowship summit (pending COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Numerous opportunities to engage with Meta researchers

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be full-time PhD students enrolled in an accredited university (in any country) by the start of the fellowship
  • Students must be involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines
  • Students must remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the fellowship to receive program benefits
  • Students should not apply for the fellowship if they’re actively being funded by Meta through some other sponsorship or collaboration and/or if they are actively being supervised (or co-supervised) by a Meta researcher

2023 Research Areas

  • AI System HW SW Co-Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • AR/VR Battery Research
  • AR/VR Computer Graphics
  • AR/VR Future Technologies
  • AR/VR Human Computer Interaction
  • AR/VR Human Understanding
  • AR/VR Photonics and Optics
  • AR/VR Wireless
  • Audio Presence
  • Augmented Reality Audio
  • Computational Social Science
  • Database Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Economics and Computation
  • Human Computer Interaction – Social Media, People, & Society
  • Networking
  • Privacy and Data Practices
  • Programming Languages
  • Security and Privacy
  • Technology Policy Research

Applications Must Include

  • 500-word research summary that clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field, and applicability to Meta of the anticipated research during the award
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from an academic advisor

Visit the Meta Research PhD Fellowship page to learn more about research areas and sponsoring research teams.


Deadline to Apply

September 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time 

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