IBM PhD Fellowship application window for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 is open

  • October 21, 2021
IBM is pleased to announce the 2-year, worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship application window for academic years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 is now open.
This notice may be arriving well into the application window for some of you. For those that did not receive an earlier notice, the program will extend the window by one week, to Nov 5th.
The application and all details can be found on the  PhD Fellowship application website.  Adherence to eligibility requirements and alignment to IBM focus areas are mandatory. We urge you to read the program description and FAQs as well as preview the application and all instructions before submitting a candidate.  Incomplete applications, including those that do not submit student privacy consent forms per instructions, cannot be vetted.
U.S. country awards are $60,000 in award year one and $35,000 in award year two.
Other country awards vary between $6,000-$25,000 each award year depending on the country.
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your submittals.
Additional Information:
Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member. The nominator provides the supporting documentation (CV, dissertation description, etc.), categorizes the student’s initial career interests, and submits the nomination for evaluation.
All IBM PhD Fellowship awardees 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 or internship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. The IBM PhD Fellowship is intended to cover the last two, research-oriented years of a PhD program. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a 4-year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2022 in order to benefit the most.
Faculty receiving this email can submit nominations until Nov 5, 2021 regardless of the earlier date on the website.
The IBM PhD Fellowship program also supports the long-standing commitment to workforce diversity and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity. The program seeks to increase the number of under-represented minority students in the referenced science topics of interest by encouraging a diverse applicant pool. We look forward to receiving your nominations.
For additional program details and FAQs, please visit