Facebook said today it is launching the Facebook Fellowship Program aimed at Ph.D. students in the 2010-2011 school year.
The goal of the Facebook Fellowship Program is to find candidates who can help solve problems surrounding the social web and Internet technology.
The Facebook Blog provides more details. "We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including Internet economics, cloud computing, social computing, data mining, machine learning, and systems and information retrieval."
"Full-time Ph.D. students who are enrolled in U.S. universities and working on research in these topical areas qualify to apply for one of five fellowships, which will cover their tuition and fees and provide a $30,000 stipend in addition to conference travel and other benefits."
The deadline for application submission is February 15, 2010. Recipients of the fellowship will be notified by email of their acceptance on March 29.