2022 Google PhD Fellowship (Limited Submission)

The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. Google’s mission is to foster inclusive research communities.  Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Eligible candidates are PhD students in Computer Science and related areas. Students must be enrolled full time at an invited university

Please carefully review the Google PhD Fellowship website for details about the fellowship and nomination requirements. 

Google PhD Fellowship Program  

Google PhD Fellowship FAQ’s

To be considered for nomination, please submit the required materials to megrad@umd.edu by September 16th, 2022. Since this is a short turnaround time, please create a complete nomination package as described in the guidelines below. The materials will need to be assembled in a single PDF file.

  • Cover sheet signed by the Department Chair confirming the student passes eligibility requirements. (See FAQ “What are the eligibility requirements for students?”)
  • Student CV with links to website and publications (if available)
  • Short (1-page) CV of the student’s primary advisor
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from those familiar with the nominee’s work (at least one from the thesis advisor)
  • Research / dissertation proposal including references (maximum 8 pages)
  • Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe the desired impact your research will make on the field and society, and why this is important to you. Include any personal, educational and/or professional experiences that have motivated your research interests.
  • Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time. (A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking the lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about what you accomplished and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities? Did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church, in your community or an organization? And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?)
  • Transcripts of current and previous academic records