Open for Applications: Google Fellowship Program 2024

The Google Fellowship Program represents a unique opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge research, gain exposure to industry-leading experts, and contribute to groundbreaking projects that have the potential to shape the future of technology. Through this initiative, Google seeks to empower the next generation of innovators and thought leaders, while fostering collaboration and advancing knowledge in key areas of interest.

Eligibility Criteria:

For current PhD Students

  1. Applicants must be enrolled into a full-time PhD program at a university in Africa. Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time PhD program and transferring to full-time positions are also welcome to apply.
  2. Students should be early PhD students, i.e., should not have been into more than 1 year of their PhD. Applicants for the 2022 Fellowship must have started their program on or after 1-Jan-2022.
  3. Students must remain enrolled in the PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  4. Applicants must be pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related areas.
  5. Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible
  6. Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

For current Undergraduate/Masters students and Professionals

  1. Grant of the fellowship to this category of applicants is contingent on them joining a full-time PhD program at a university in Africa within the calendar year of the award.
  2. Student applicants must be full-time Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled at an African university. Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa.
  3. The Google Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for the full-time PhD program at an African university, in Computer Science or related areas, within the calendar year 2022, or the award shall be forfeited.
  4. Grant of the Google Fellowship does not mean admission to the PhD program of a university. The awardee must also complete the PhD admission process of the respective institute/university where he/she wishes to register for PhD.
  5. Grant of the Google Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable in the institute/university where the awardee registers for the PhD program.
  6. Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.


  1. Student applicant’s resume with links to website and publications (if available)
  2. Available transcripts (mark sheets) starting from first year/semester of Bachelor’s degree to date
  3. Research proposal (maximum 3 pages, excluding references)
  4. 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s work (at least one from the thesis advisor for current PhD students)
  5. Short (one-page) resume of the student’s PhD program advisor
    • Applicant’s essay response (350-word limit) to: What impact would receiving this scholarship have on your education?
    • Describe any circumstances affecting your need for a scholarship and what educational goals this scholarship will enable you to accomplish.

All other required documents vary based on applicant’s country.

Benefits of Google Fellowship Program 2024

Depending on the country, fellows will receive:

  • Up to 3 year Fellowship
  • Up to $50K to cover stipend and other research related activities, travel expenses including overseas travel
  • Google Research Mentor