CALLING CREATIVE MINDS
You are a university PhD student looking to change the world of vision technologies.
Here is a chance to bring your revolutionary ideas to life with a €10k grant from PROPHESEE, the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems.
Our PhD Fellowship program is focused on recognizing and rewarding creative PhD students across a broad range of technical research areas, based on Prophesee’s vision and values.
The program is open to PhD students from any credited universities or non-profit research center.
Students are encouraged to apply and submit a proposal on any innovative idea of their choice. Prophesee’s leadership team carefully reviews submitted proposals and selects the winner.
The areas of applications are: Autonomous Driving, AR/VR, Industrial Automation, Robotics, IoT and Healthcare.
Winning students earn a €10k one year fellowship.
CARE TO REVEAL THE INVISIBLE WITH US ?
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Each application must include
1/ An innovation proposal (.doc or .pdf format); the innovation proposal shall be composed of an introduction, which describes the problem and current state of the art (i.e. limitations or lack of current solutions); a proposal, which describes the innovation idea, and what you propose to do; a one year project, which explains the high level plan, milestones and deliverables. The proposal should not exceed 2 pages.
2/ (Optional) a recommendation letter from the faculty explaining why the proposal is innovative, why the proposal is important and why you are outstanding. The recommendation letter should not exceed 2 pages.
3/ Student’s CV
Prophesee’s leadership team carefully reviews submitted proposals and selects the winner.
Are newly admitted students eligible to apply for the fellowship ?
Yes, students who start their PhD in the Fall of 2018 are also eligible to apply for the Fellowship. The advisor’s recommendation can mention that the student is registered for Fall.
Are there any citizenship or permanent residency requirements ?
Can visiting scholars or post docs be applicants ?
Unfortunately, visiting scholars are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship at this time.
Can the same student submit two applications
Yes. The student just needs to go through the application process twice and submit two completely different sets of applications.
Is there a preference / requirement on the seniority of the students ?
Since this is a research focus fellowship, we are limiting this to PhD students. This means that each student must be enrolled in the PhD program for the whole duration of the project to be eligible to apply (i.e., enrolled into a PhD program starting Autumn 2018 AND graduate no earlier than mid 2020).
Are there any enrollment requirements ?
Students need to be enrolled in a full-time PhD program for the whole duration of the project.
What size of proposal do you expect?
No longer than 2 pages.
What should be the scope of the recommendation letter from the faculty?
Why the proposal is innovative. Why the proposal is important. Why the student is outstanding.
Any requirements on length of recommendation letters?
Should not exceed two pages.
Does the proposal have to be the same as the research plan for your PhD thesis ?
If winning proposal is for non-primary research project, how many hours of work/week do you expect the winners to spend ?
There is no strict requirement on how much time you are expected to spend on your project. We expect the winning projects to be interesting and exciting enough that the winners will want to spend time on the project.
Is there any preference on incremental vs. long-term ideas ?
Does the proposed ideas have to be commercializable ?
Are proposals outside of the listed areas acceptable ?
Feel free to suggest any incredible idea you believe in. However the chances of being selected are higher for proposal belonging to the listed areas.
Can students without the letter from one or more faculties partIcipate?
Yes, sure. However, they are encouraged to find a like-minded faculty to recommend the innovation.
What does "innovation proposal" mean?
Introduction, which describes the problem and current state of the art (i.e. limitations or lack of current solutions). Proposal, which describes the innovation idea, and what you propose to do. One year project, which explains the target goals for one year and preferably also includes the high level plan and milestones.