IBM PhD Fellowship

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: United States, or International, or Any

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: October. Please check website below for the specific date.


The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards is an intensely competitive program which honors exceptional PhD students in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation. Application by faculty nomination only.

Visit the IBM PhD Fellowship site. 

Award Details

Amount: Tuition/fees/stipends, plus IBM Mentor, summer internships at IBM

Duration: One nine-month academic year; may recompete up for a total of up to three awards

Degree: PhD candidates, at least one year into program

Fields of Study: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including optimization), business sciences (including financial services, communication, and learning/knowledge), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME)