International Business Machines (IBM) PhD Fellowship Program


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


Faculty nominations due in November.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; students cannot nominate themselves.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a PhD program over the academic year of the award or forfeit the fellowship.
  • Have two years remaining in their program at the time of nomination so the fellowship can be applied to the last year of study.
  • Not be from a U.S. embargoed country or attending an institution located in a U.S. embargoed country.
  • Not be receiving a comparable fellowship, internship or support from another company or institution (except for academic scholarships) during the IBM PhD Fellowship funding period.
  • Stay in the same program for the duration of the award—no transferring of departments or schools.

How to Apply

Students must be nominated by a faculty member. Find more information or submit a nomination on the IBM website.