Фэйсбук уже раздает стипендии для студентов! Прикольно.
А еще порадовало Министерство Юстиции раскошелевшись на пол-лимона на исследования по проблемам судмедэкспертизы.
Но самый романтичный грант на исследования космической радиобиологии. Эх...и космос и лучи. Красиво.
No. 248, 21 January 2010
Facebook Fellowship Program
Every day Facebook confronts among the most complex technical problems and we believe that close relationships with the academy will enable us to address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of our ongoing commitment to academic relations, we are pleased to announce the creation of a Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2010-11 school year. We are interested in a wide range of academic topics, including the following topical areas: (1) Internet Economics: auction theory and algorithmic game theory relevant to online advertising auctions; (2) Cloud Computing: storage, databases, and optimization for computing in a massively distributed environment; (3) Social Computing: models, algorithms and systems around social networks, social media, social search and collaborative environments; (4) Data Mining and Machine Learning: learning algorithms, feature generation, and evaluation methods to produce effective online and offline models of behavioral signals; (5) Systems: hardware, operating system, runtime, and language support for fast, scalable, efficient data centers; and (6) Information Retrieval: search algorithms, information extraction, question answering, cross-lingual retrieval and multimedia retrieval. Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year. A stipend of $30,000 (paid over 9 months of the academic year) will be awarded. The total of $5000 per year will be allocated for conference attendance and travel. The total of $5000 will be given toward a personal computer. Awardees will also be given the opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship. Recipients are responsible for the taxation on any funds. Fellowships will begin in August or September, depending on the beginning of the award recipient's school year.