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Limited Submission Fellowship Opportunities

2022 U21/PwC Innovation Challenge

The 2022 U21/PwC Innovation Challenge is a multidisciplinary competition open to Master's and PhD students from all fields of study.  Universitas 21 and PwC are two globally focused organizations who have come together to offer this exclusive opportunity to U21's graduate student community.  Students are asked to submit a 3 minute video response to a prompt.  

The University of Maryland may nominate two students.  Students are invited to submit their 3 minute video reponse by Thursday, September 15, 2022.  Submission instructions can be found on the Graduate School's Innovation Challenge webpage.

2023 Google Ph.D. Fellowship 

The Google Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. More information about the Fellowship can be found at Google Ph.D. Fellowship Program and Google Ph.D. Fellowship FAQ’s.

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four students.  Faculty are invited to submit nominations to the Graduate School by Friday, September 23, 2022.   Google Nomination instructions   

2023 Apple Scholars in AI/ML Ph.D. Fellowship

The Apple Scholars in AI/ML Ph.D. fellowship program recognizes the contributions of emerging leaders in computer science and engineering. The Ph.D. fellowship in AI/ML was created as part of the Apple Scholars program to support the work of outstanding Ph.D. students from around the world who are pursuing cutting-edge research in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Eligible candidates are Ph.D. students in Computer Science and related areas who are pursuing research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, with a unique focus on work related to Apple’s core values.  Students must be enrolled full-time at an invited university. 

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate three students.  Faculty are invited to submit nominations to the Graduate School by Tuesday, September 20, 2022.   Apple Nomination Instructions

2023 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies.  Please carefully review the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship website and their FAQ's for more information.  Eligible candidates must 1) be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit the fellowship. 2)  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, and 3) stay in the same program at the same institution for the award duration.

During an active year, the University of Maryland is invited to nominate four students.  They are not accepting nomiantions for the AY 23-24 academic year.  If IBM accepts nominations for AY 24-25, instructions will be available in September 2023.

2023 Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

To recognize and honor Creativity and Innovation by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. Prize details: Two (2) applicants are selected to receive the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation each year. These applicants must be either current PhD Graduate Students or Postdoctoral Fellows.  They limit universities to 2 applications.  Regeneron Prize Instructions


2023 Dolores Liebmann Fellowship

This national competition is open to graduate students with outstanding character and ability, who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study, and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.  The Liebmann Fellowship covers the cost of tuition and provides an annual $18,000 stipend for living expenses.  For more information about the Fellowship, please visit  Graduate students at the University of Maryland who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

The University of Maryland Graduate School may nominate up to three candidates. Graduate students wishing to be considered for nomination must submit their complete application package to the Graduate School by Monday, January 9, 2023.  Applications must be emailed or mailed.  UMD applciation process and the application materials can be found at



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