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Deadline: Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship

Event Type
University of Illinois
Oct 21, 2021   All Day
Hannah Gorrie
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Department Events Calendar

At Two Sigma we understand that diversity drives innovation, and we actively seek to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, LGBTQ+ people, and those from ethnic and racial backgrounds that remain under-represented in technology. One way we foster greater inclusivity is through the Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship, which supports doctoral students in STEM fields such as Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Finance/Econometrics at accredited universities in the United States. We assess applications based on students’ research proposals, publications, and recommendation letters.

  • Fellowship recipients will receive an award for two consecutive Academic years (not to exceed $75,000 USD per Academic year) to cover tuition and fees plus a stipend for living expenses, in the form of an unrestricted gift paid directly to the university. 

  • Fellowship recipients will also receive a one-time award of $10,000 USD paid to the Fellowship recipient directly, which, as a condition of the fellowship, may only be used for tuition, fees required to enroll at or attend their university, and books, supplies, equipment and course-related fees for courses at their university.

  • A Two Sigma Research Mentor will be assigned to the Fellowship recipient.

Two Sigma is interested in the following computer science topics:

  • Machine learning & artificial intelligence
  • Deep learning
  • Reinforcement learning

  • Natural language processing

  • Computer vision

  • Robotics

  • Computational biology 


  • Applicants must be full-time students currently pursuing a PhD at an accredited university in the United States.

  • Students must be in at least their 3rd year of a PhD program when the Fellowship begins (fall semester or quarter 2022). 

  • Two Sigma employees, contractors/consultants & relatives are not eligible.

  • Students that are already supported by another industry fellowship are not eligible.

The department can nominate up to 3 PhD students. Their goal is essentially to sponsor outstanding research in STEM fields and therefore establish a long lasting partnership between Faculty, students, and Two Sigma.

Please submit applications via Blackbaud by Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Contact Hannah Gorrie with any questions.

For more details, see:

link for robots only