The Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program is now welcoming all academically remarkable African students to push forth with their studies and take up a PhD degree in Computer Science and similar areas. African students may now apply for the 2018 Google Africa PhD Fellowship.
The fellowship is available for 2018. All applicants may apply until 19 January 2018. Google believes in maintaining strong ties with academic communities and seeks to empower people through universities.
What is the award worth?
- Successful students will receive the fellowship which will entitle them to $10,000 every year for a period that extends three years
- In addition, the university where a student enrolls will be able to distribute the students’ expenses as it sees fit
- The money which Google is investing in the scholarship are paid as an unrestricted gift
- Google will not expect the recipients of the scholarship to be its employees in any future
- They, i.e. the recipients, will also not be mired by intellectual property restrictions
In order to qualify, applicants must be enrolled as full-time PhD students at a university in Africa. Students must remain enrolled for the entire duration of the Fellowship.
The deadline is set for 19 January 2018 and students are encouraged to apply well ahead of time to avoid misunderstandings.