Both fellowships require departmental nomination, please contact your department if you are interested in these fellowships
Google PhD Fellowship – campus deadline January 19, 2012.
The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related disciplines. Fellowships offer two (and possibly three) years of support, pay a $32K annual stipend, and cover tuition and fees. Students must have completed their required coursework in order to be eligible. Approximately 12 fellowships will be awarded nationwide from among the following research areas: Market Algorithms, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computer Security, Distributed Computing, Programming Technology, Machine Translation, Speech Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Cloud Computing, Computer Architecture, Structured Data Analysis, Search and Information Retrieval, Energy Aware Computing, Mobile Computing, Computer Vision, Social Computing, Computer Networking, Systems Management, Statistics, and Computer Graphics. For additional information and nomination procedures, see https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/listing/3163.
Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship – campus deadline January 20, 2012.
The Intel Fellowship supports Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge work in fields related to Intel’s business and research interests, specifically engineering, computer science and other technical majors focusing on semiconductor technologies, micro-architecture, software technology and design, and communications. The fellowship provides a $24,000 stipend and coverage of tuition. To be eligible, students should be within 18 months of graduation, i.e., they should have passed their qualifying exams and have their thesis topic defined and approved. Students also must be working in any one of several designated technical areas within the following three general fields: Hardware Systems Technology and Design, Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing, or Software Technology and Design. For a complete listing of technical areas along with additional information on the fellowship, see https://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/listing/3178. (Please note that the fellowship is not available to individuals from embargoed countries (Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) or controlled countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Macau, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam), unless the students are exempt from US Export License and Control rules based on their status as a U.S. Worker (e.g., legal permanent resident, refugee, or person granted political asylum).