2020 Google PhD Fellowship program updates for North America - Due Nov 1, 2019

To expedite the nomination process there are 2 phases with a revised deadline of November 1.

Phase I requires that you provide only your CV, name of advisor and a brief abstract of your research. Everything should still be submitted to graduate office by November 1.

Phase 2 If selected we will then request the information listed below.

Required Application Materials (in a single pdf)

1) 1-3 letters of recommendation, one must be from the student's advisor

2 Research/dissertation proposal, maximum of 8 pages

3) Short CV of PhD Advisor (1-page)

4) *Separate from the packet, a short abstract describing the research in <1000 characters


* Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD

* Enrolled in a participating institution and nominated by that institution

* Google employees and their family members are not eligible

* Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.

It’s that time of year to begin the selection process for student nominations for the 2020 Google PhD Fellowship awards in North America. As a courtesy, we are reaching out to past partners to prepare for nomination changes this year.

Starting with the 2020 North American nomination cycle, we will be increasing the number of student nominations. Universities may nominate up to four eligible students from Computer Science or related fields. If more than two are nominated, then in order to increase opportunities for students who are underrepresented in the field of computing, additional nominees must self-identify as a woman, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability. In other words, if a university chooses to nominate more than 2 students, then the 3rd and 4th student nomination should self-identify with the underrepresented group mentioned above.

Additionally, we have added 2 new essay questions about Leadership and Research Impact to be answered by the student nominee. Please see the program page for details.

These changes are effective for the upcoming 2020 application period which runs from November 1 through 30, 2019. Please review eligibility and application requirements in the program FAQ. The application link can be found on the program page during the application period.