39 Computer Science Fellowships for Students and Professionals

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This list includes opportunities for computer scientists of any level! Whether you are an undergraduate looking for your first research experience, a graduate student looking to fully-fund your studies, or a seasoned professional, these fellowships offer a unique way to gain practical experience and build up your resume. If one of these sounds exciting to you, make sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

Alston Householder Fellowship

The Alston S. Householder Fellowship provides early scientists access to state-of-the-art computational facilities, and collaborative research opportunities in active research programs in advanced scientific computing and computational science. This one year appointment strives to facilitate technology transfer from the laboratory research environment to industry and academia through advanced training of new computational scientists. Householder fellows are strictly directed to PhD graduates with a degree in computer science, mathematics, or statistics. Benefits and a relocation allowance are included in addition to salary.

APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship

The APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowships provide post-masters and post-doctoral level professionals the opportunity to apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields. Fellows are placed at an infectious disease laboratory in The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or at a state or local public health laboratory. These 12-month fellowships include a stipend, opportunities to participate in training and attend conferences, as well as other benefits. Post-doctoral fellows may extend for an additional 12 months, provided funding is available.

Archer-Cornfield Fellowship

Ashesi is offering a full-time, year-long fellowship offered for teaching undergraduates from across Africa in Ghana. Masters and doctoral graduates in electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer engineering and computer science (including information systems), as well as emeritus professors and faculty on sabbatical and invited to apply. Fellows will receive a generous stipend, accommodations, and transportation expenses.

Brown University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Brown University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Brown University boasts a lower student/faculty ratio than many other schools, allowing for personal training and mentoring. Students at Brown conduct cutting-edge research helping them to solve real problems and start contributing to the field immediately. The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and offers many opportunities for their PhD students to join research groups around the campus. All students are fully funded for 5 years including full tuition, health insurance and a stipend to cover costs throughout their PhD program.

CIMI Doctoral Fellowships

CIMI offers a 3-year support grant for up to 6 students starting a PhD in one of the teams related to CIMI. The fellowships are open to French and foreign students and awarded on the basis of the quality of the academic records. The research areas should be developed within the activities at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT) and the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). PhD subjects with interactions between mathematics and computer science will be closely examined.

CIMI LabEx Post-doctoral Fellowships

CIMI LabEx offers funded post-doctoral positions for one year that may be extended for a second year. Positions are open to holders of a doctorate in mathematics or computer science obtained in France or in a foreign country. Offers are not theme-based and all mathematical and computer science disciplines are welcome. Selection is based on excellence in scientific accomplishment and the quality of the scientific project. The scientific project must be written together with a member of either IMT or IRIT or both institutes. Fellows receive a salary of €2,330 per month and health insurance and social coverage.

CIMI Master Fellowships

CIMI provides fellowships for students enrolled in a Master’s course in Mathematics or Computer Science in one of the programs associated with CIMI. Fellowships are open to French and foreign students and awarded on the basis of the quality of their academic records. Candidates must be in either the first or second year of their Master’s program. Fellows receive a stipend of 600€ per month for first year students and 1,000€ per month for second year students, for a period of 10 months. Fellows must reside in Toulouse, France for the duration of the fellowship.

Code2040 Fellows Program

This 10-week career accelerator works with Black and Latinx college-level computer science students from around the country in an intensive summer in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York City. Students intern at top tech companies, participate in a series of career building session, and engage in racial equity advocacy work. To be eligible, applicants must: Be an undergraduate or graduate student planning to return to school in the fall semester following the internship, have experience coding, attend a U.S. college or university, demonstrate leadership potential, self-identify as Black and/or Latinx, and be interested in advocating for racial equity in the tech industry.

Columbia University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Columbia University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Students at Columbia are supported through research assistantships which provide tuition exemption and monthly stipend. Through these research assistantships, students learn through first-hand experience working with their professors and mentors. As the university is located in NYC, many research collaborations with large companies are also available. PhD students will work through their thesis with help from their research advisor and mentors from the companies they are working with. PhD applicants need not hold a master’s degree to apply.

Cornell University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Cornell University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Cornell focuses on teaching a strong foundation in traditional areas such as theory, programming languages and scientific computing but also offers specializations in artificial intelligence, computer graphics, systems, security, machine learning, and digital libraries. The first year in the program is spent working with the faculty to find the student’s research interests. After deciding on the interest, the student pursues independent research under the guidance of a special committee. All PhD students are offered support for tuition, health insurance and a stipend.

CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service

Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs of full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. Additionally, Fellows receive stipends of up to $20,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for master’s and doctoral students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative is recruiting our nation’s next cadre of cybersecurity leaders to protect the digital infrastructure from global threats. The program offers recent graduates in cybersecurity-related fields a unique opportunity to jump-start their professional lives and get up to $75,000 in student loan assistance, inclusive of tax. Students spend two-years gaining valuable public sector experience in a federal agency. As their service comes to an end, participants will be invited to apply for select positions with some of the most innovative private sector companies in the world. Candidates are U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution in an undergraduate or graduate cybersecurity-related degree program.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply for the program. We also accept applications from master’s degree students (with certain stipulations) and those that are employed or will be matriculating into graduate school in the fall upcoming academic year. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $37,000 annual stipend. Fellowship support is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.  

Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship

The DOE NNSA LRGF is open to U.S. citizens engaged in full-time study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. The fellowship requires a university program of study that includes courses in the physical, engineering, mathematical and/or computer sciences. Fellows must also complete a minimum of two 12-week laboratory residencies at one of four approved NNSA facilities. Benefits include a $36,000 yearly stipend; payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university; an annual $2,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses, and more.

Duke University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Duke University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. In the first 2 years of the degree program students are exposed to a range of topics as they get to know the faculty and the research being conducted. After studying the research methodology and deciding on a concentration, students proceed with independent research and complete their doctoral defense under an advisor. All PhD students are provided tuition and stipend support through fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Support is contingent upon satisfactory progress and the PhD is typically expected to be finished within 5 years.

Facebook Fellowship

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering. Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year, and up to $5,000 in conference travel support. The Fellowship Program is open to PhD students globally who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country. The programs favors students who are further along in their course of study.

FDA Office of Business Informatics Innovation Fellowship

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Business Informatics (OBI) is looking for experienced IT professionals and business informatics specialists with strong communication and decision-making skills for the Office of Business Informatics Innovation Fellowship Program. The position requires that fellows perform work of an exceptional degree of difficulty across a wide range of topics at the convergence of technology, process, policy, and delivery. The incumbent leverages his/her experience, deploying high-quality, enterprise-wide platforms and services to lead major initiatives; consults on systems and policy proposals; and provides technical, policy, and programmatic guidance to government.

Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants

These Full Grants with tuition waivers are co-sponsored by the Instituto de Empresa Foundation. Two awards are available to pursue an International MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools. One Award is available for either of the following full-time masters at IE School of Global and Public Affairs: Master in International Relations or Master in International Development. There is also one award one Award to fund a Master’s at the IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. These programs offer interdisciplinary, career-centered master programs designed for recent graduates and early to mid-career professionals seeking intense and focused training to accelerate their careers. Applicants must apply for admission to both Fulbright and the IE program in question.

GEM Fellowship: PhD Science Fellowship

The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their senior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. Full tuition and fees and a $16,000 stipend in the first academic year.

Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology AI/ML Fellow

The CSET artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) Fellow, Senior Fellow, and/or Distinguished Fellow will support the production of research and policy recommendations on the security implications of emerging technologies. The AI/ML Fellow will provide the team with technical subject matter expertise to inform policy discussions, contribute to technical analysis, and conduct research in relevant areas of AI/ML. Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree (Ph.D. degree and related work experience preferred) in computer science or related field and must demonstrate an aptitude for tailoring explanations of technical concepts to policy or other audiences.

Georgetown University Center for Security and Emerging Technology Research Fellow

The Center for Security and Emerging Technology Research Fellow will be responsible for developing, proposing, and leading research projects, monitoring trends and developments in AI, computing, and national security policy, providing research support, and more. Fellows must possess a graduate (Master’s, JD, PhD) degree in a relevant field and have at least 3 years of progressive experience in research and policy analysis including familiarity with interpreting and visualizing data. Preferred candidates are proficient in a foreign language, statistics and data analysis and possess research experience in national security and technology policy.

Georgetown University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Georgetown University offers a fully funded PhD Program in Computer Science. PhD students first complete the coursework of the master’s degree to build a solid foundation in computer science. Once this is complete students choose a concentration in computer and network security, cryptography, information search and retrieval, machine learning, data mining, and natural language processing, networking and distributed systems,  or parallel and distributed algorithms. Students conduct independent research in these fields under an advisor to complete the PhD. Doctoral students are fully supported through scholarships and research assistantships.

Harvard University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Harvard University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. PhD students start their degree program studying a variety of sub-areas in computer science, such as systems, networking, databases, algorithms, complexity, hardware, human-computer interaction, graphics, or programming languages. After completing their foundational studies, students conduct independent research and are encouraged to collaborate with other fields and departments at the university. All students admitted to the PhD program receive full financial support. This includes tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships

Lightspeed Venture Partners offers 10-week summer fellowships to support entrepreneurship and innovation among highly motivated engineering and computer science students. Each selected team receives $5,000 per team and $15,000 per team member, mentoring by one of Lightspeed’s investment professionals, and office space in Menlo Park, CA. A Venture Series “course” and weekly events with founders and executives are provided. Candidates must be either an enrolled student or recent graduate within the last 12 months. Fellows are under no obligation to Lightspeed, and Lightspeed receives no equity. Two rounds of deadlines.

L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each that they must put towards their postdoctoral research. Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics. Additional eligible areas of study include: immunology, all areas of chemistry, earth science and medical research. Applicants to the L’Oréal USA Fellowships must have completed their Ph.D. by time of application.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with PhD degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Up to 50 Fellowships are granted each year for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the State of Florida in the fields of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Each fellowship is up to $17,000.

MEST Fellowship

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is seeking candidates with a passion for teaching and a strong background in technology and/or entrepreneurship for a one-year assignment teaching and mentoring talented African entrepreneurs in software development fundamentals. Fellows will work and live in Accra, Ghana. Eligible applicants should be proficient in object-oriented programming (OOP) language and have experience building scalable applications. Travel, a monthly stipend, housing, meals and Emergency Health Insurance is provided by MEST.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science, social sciences and engineering research. Check the website for up-to-date deadline information. Deadlines vary by discipline.

Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program

The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is a 2-year applied training fellowship for professionals with a master’s or higher degree. We train professionals to apply principles of public health informatics to the practice of public health. Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. A doctoral (e.g., PhD, MD, PharmD) or masters level degree is required. Relocation to Atlanta, Georgia is required. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Rewriting the Code Fellowship Program

The Rewriting the Code Fellowship Program is for women undergraduates studying computer science and engineering who are interested in gaining applied experience through potential internships or full-time jobs with leading tech companies. This year-long program is designed to compliment a student’s academics and offers opportunities for coaching, educational programming, industry exploration, networking, and the potential for a summer internship or full-time job with one of Rewriting the Code’s partner organizations. Applicants must be females currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian university preparing for a career in tech.

Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is awarding grants to be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of research. Awards are given to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance. The foundation seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Candidates must hold a tenure track at a college or university and hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences, physics, or a related field. Fellows receive a grant of $70,000.

Stanford University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Stanford University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Students begin by completing 3 breadth requirements in mathematical and theoretical foundations, computer systems and applications to form a foundation in the program. After completing these requirements, students select an advisor and pursue independent research to complete their thesis. Students are encouraged to collaborate with other departments across the university to broaden their research and utilize the Stanford network. All PhD students are fully supported through fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships.

STPI’s Policy Fellowship Program

This two-year fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations. Fellows work with teams of researchers to support a wide variety of S&T policy-related tasks. Individuals who earned a recent bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. The fellowship is a paid, benefits-eligible position.


TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley and participate in professional development workshops. Applicants must be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields and eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The primary objective of this program is to advance academic scholarship by emerging Mexican researchers and UC scientists and scholars in the early stages of their careers, after obtaining their PhD. In addition, the program seeks to support existing or developing binational academic networks by enhancing collaborative research projects in the humanities, sciences, engineering and computer science. The exchange program is 1 year in duration and sends U.S. scholars to research with Mexican institutions and Mexican scholars to a UC campus of their choosing. A stipend of at least $46,667 is included.

University of Maryland-Max Planck Institute Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

The University of Maryland  in partnership with the Max Planck Institute in Germany offers a fully funded PhD Program in Computer Science. Students begin their studies at UMD and study in Germany at the Max Planck Institute during the summer of each year. Students will work with both institutions and with advisors from both countries as they form and complete their thesis. Collaborative research is encouraged and resources from both institutes are available to PhD students. All travel expenses related to the program are covered and students are fully funded throughout their course of study.

University of Michigan Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

The University of Michigan offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. All students start their PhD with coursework in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. After 2 years of foundational learning, students decide on a focus for their research and complete their thesis under research advisors. All students in Computer Science will have access to any department in the engineering school and multidisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Students are fully funded through a fellowship, a research assistantship, or a teaching assistantship offered by the program.

University of Toronto Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

The University of Toronto offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Students begin by going through the master’s program coursework to build a solid understanding of Computer Science and then decide on a research area to focus on. There are 14 research areas to choose from including options in artificial intelligence, data science and informatics. Once a research focus is decided, PhD students conduct independent research under a research advisor in their specified field of study. Students are provided with full financial support throughout their course of study including tuition payment and a stipend.

Washington University in St. Louis Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Washington University in St. Louis offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. The program starts with a rotation of small research projects so students can choose the research area they are most interested in while also finding an advisor on that topic. Following this selection the student conducts independent research with access to other departments at the university to come up with multidisciplinary approaches and solutions. The degree prepares students for careers in research, engineering, development and academia. PhD students are fully funded including full tuition support, health insurance and a living stipend.

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