Fellowships Requiring Faculty Nominations
These fellowships typically come from industry and are open to both international and domestic students. Students cannot apply to these directly, though it can still be helpful to know about them so students can discuss with their advisor(s). Some of these put candidates through a post-nomination interview process, while others are awarded with no student involvement whatsoever.
2024-2025 Industry Fellowship Nomination Timeline & Process
Allen School faculty are invited to nominate their students for competitive industry fellowships annually. Each fellowship operates on a different timeline, so the Allen School’s internal selection process occurs on a rolling basis through summer and fall as each company announces their timeline and process. The calls for internal nominations are made via email to the Allen School faculty mailing list and are reviewed by an internal fellowship selection committee. The Director of Graduate Student Services will submit the nominations on behalf of the Allen School and UW, unless instructions specify otherwise.
Students who believe they may be a competitive nominee should speak to their advisor(s) directly about being nominated.
|Fellowship Name||Internal Nominations Open to Faculty||Internal Nomination Deadline|
|Apple Scholars in AI/ML||July 25, 2023||August 7, 2023|
|Google Ph.D. Fellowship||TBA||TBA|
|IBM Ph.D. Fellowship||TBA||TBA|
|JP Morgan AI Research Ph.D. Fellowship||TBA||TBA|
|Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship||ON HOLD IN 2023||ON HOLD IN 2023|
|Two Sigma Ph.D. Fellowship & Two Sigma Diversity Fellowship||TBA||TBA|
Questions about the internal nomination process can be directed to the Director of Graduate Student Services (Elise Dorough, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fellowships Requiring Applications
These are all national, well-known fellowships. In most cases (but not all - the Hertz is available to upper-years as well) students are eligible to apply during their senior year as an undergraduate, or at the beginning of their first or second year in graduate school. These fellowships all follow the same application format: 3-4 essays, transcripts, resume or awards list, 3 letters of recommendation, and a research proposal. Don't worry-- typically they don't expect students to follow their proposal, they just want to see that students can think logically about problems in the field. Also, it's perfectly fine to get recommendations from both undergraduate and graduate programs (internships/summer jobs/research labs are another good source for these).
- DOE Graduate Student Research Program
- Facebook Fellowship Program
- Ford Foundation Fellowship - Dissertation Fellowships also available
- Google Anita Borg Scholarship
- NASA Graduate Student Research Program
Allen School Fellowships
There are quite a number of endowed fellowships that come from or through the Allen School. These include several "CSE fellowships" for first-year students. These don't require applications and for the most part are offered to recruit prospective students during graduate admissions.