FLock Fellowship Program

FLock Fellowship Program

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FLock.io is driven by cutting-edge technologies, hence supporting academic research sits at the core of our strategy. We have designed the FLock Fellowship program to support graduate students/researchers in the domains of AI and blockchain as well as providing industrial mentorship and necessary materials to support the research collaboration. The fellowship is awarded based on the candidate’s excellent research background and future potential in Federated Learning and Blockchain.

Who can apply:

  • We look to partner with graduate students/researchers in federated/distributed learning, blockchain, high performance computing, and edge computing. We are looking for individuals with a proven record of innovative research in the aforementioned fields, solid understanding of computer systems through coding experience, and ideally a passion for privacy and decentralisation.
  • The award will be granted in the form of a studentship stipend and either as one lump sum payment or in instalments at the FLock Fellow committee's sole discretion.
  • To be considered, you must have proof of continuous enrolment at your university in current or following academic years. FLock.io cannot guarantee admission to any graduate programs, but the fellowship will be used to support your studies while you are attending.
  • Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and present a sound research proposal for work related to their graduate degree.
  • Winners must submit a 2-to-5-page final report to FLock.io that outlines how this award helped them advance their studies in the field of AI and Blockchain.

How to Apply:

  • Transcripts: Most recent transcripts from Graduate Program (or Bachelor Degree transcripts, if this is your first year in Graduate School). English & original language – combined into one file.
  • CV with links to publications (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation from those familiar with your work. You will be asked to provide contact information for your references to submit their responses.
  • Research Proposal (1,000 words maximum).
  • Please send your application and supporting documents to hello@flock.io, using the line "FLock Fellowship Application - {Your Name} - {Affiliation}" as email subject.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Once the winners have been officially announced, the names of successful applicants will be published on our website. By accepting the award, you agree and consent to participate in announcement plans by FLock.io (including but not limited to announcement of the winners’ names and the use of their pictures in our website, blog posts, promotion in social media posts, interviews, videos, celebration gatherings, and other promotional activities).
  • You further acknowledge that you, or any third party representing you, will not be given monetary compensation for the use of these promotional materials. This promotional material maybe combined, modified or edited according to FLock.io’s discretion for the purposes of producing, and distributing materials related to promotions, advertisements, and communications.
  • Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions, unless they complete an internship with FLock.io LTD.
  • Recipients, who are also interning with FLock.io, are subject to the same intellectual property obligations as any other FLock.io intern.
  • FLock.io are not responsible for any part of the university admission processes nor for the issuance of any country's study permits for international applicants.
  • FLock.io-sponsored results must explicitly credit FLock.io. FLock.io funding should be acknowledged in publications.
  • Internships with FLock.io are encouraged, but not guaranteed or required for fellowship recipients.
  • During your fellowship period, if you would like to accept other full-time/part-time jobs, as long as the work is beneficial to the progress of your PhD and a conflict of interest does not exist between FLock.io LTD and the other entity, this would be acceptable to FLock.io. If there is any doubt on the conflict of interest, please check with your FLock Fellowship contact.
  • Flock.io reserves the right for monthly milestone check and quarterly scholarship review. Should the monthly progress consistently falls behind agreed milestones, Flock.io may discontinue the scholarship at the end of each quarter.