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

  • Must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; students cannot nominate themselves.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit the fellowship.
  • Should have three years remaining in their program at the time of nomination so the fellowship can be applied to the last two years of study.
  • Must stay in the same program for the duration of the award—no transferring of departments or schools.
  • Individuals from U.S. embargoed countries are not eligible for the program.
  • Individuals who are receiving a comparable fellowship, internship, or support from another company or institution (except for academic scholarships) during the IBM PhD Fellowship funding period are ineligible for this award.

How to Apply

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

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