24 October 2019


United States of America (USA)

(Paid Opportunity).


 IBM PhD Fellowship Award program- 2020.

The IBM PhD Fellowship Award Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which recognizes and supports exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies 

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All IBM PhD Fellowship awardees will be mentored by an IBMer in order to collaborate on a research or technology project for the duration of the award period and are strongly encouraged to do an internship during the first or second year of their award.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing
  • Cloud / Open Source
  • Data Science
  • Internet of Things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security / Cyber Security

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

2 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and must be a full-time student in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit their fellowship.
  • Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four-year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2020 in order to benefit the most.
  • Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
  • Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.
  • Students receiving a comparable fellowship or internship from another company or institution (does not include academic scholarships) during the same IBM funded academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity).

  • A fellowship includes a stipend for two academic years (2020-2021 and 2021-2022).
  • fellowship recipients while in school will receive a competitive stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences for the two academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Fellowship stipends vary by country.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account on the website. Click here

Second Step: An email with a confirmation code will be sent to you, check your email, and use the code.

Third Step: Fill the Nomination application and submit.


  • Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member.
  • The faculty advisor must complete the form in one session. You will be asked to provide information about the student, yourself (the faculty advisor), the department head and university administration.
  •  A nomination includes the student’s CV, faculty nominator’s supporting statement, department head’s supporting statement, PhD thesis title, and a brief description of PhD thesis work.
  • to know more information click here

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This Scholarship Published by:
Ehab Emad/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team