Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program ($30,000 Grant)
Unity is a breakthrough development platform for creating high-quality 3D interactive entertainment content including video games, training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations.
Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program
The 2017 Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program aims at identifying and supporting graduate researchers working on cutting edge research, and specific research challenges, that we have identified as required to advancing the next generation 3D interactive entertainment content authoring.
We’ve identified deep learning as one of the research areas that are changing the game development content authoring pipelines. Unity’s next generation of content creation tools and workflows incorporate machine learning to improve the Unity editor usability, and developer/ artist game development workflow(s).
We are soliciting applications from individual graduate researchers interested to address these next generation research challenges in reinforcement learning and deep learning generative nets for games.
In evaluating each application, the selection committee weighs three factors:
- The sample demo/ project submitted
- The student’s experience
- The extent the fellowship will contribute to advancing their research or career in games
- $30,000 grant for 6 months
- Visit SF headquarters to present your research
Are there any age restrictions on participating?
Yes. You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to participate in the 2017 Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program.
Are there citizenship requirements for the Fellowship?
You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Unity cannot provide guidance or assistance in obtaining the necessary documentation to meet these criteria.
Who is eligible to participate as a student in Unity Fellowship program?
In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Unity defines a student as an individual enrolled at an accredited institution in either a Bachelors, Masters level, Ph.D program or equivalent. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited institution by June 26, 2017. You may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. You must be eligible and authorized to work in the country of your fellowship. Unity cannot provide guidance or assistance in obtaining the necessary documentation to meet these criteria.
I am an International student — can I apply for and participate in the program?
In order to participate in the Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program, you must be a student (see Unity’s definition of a student above). You also must also be eligible to work in the country of your fellowship. Unity can not provide guidance or assistance in obtaining the necessary documentation to meet these criteria.
I have been accepted into an accredited post-secondary school program, but have not yet begun attending. Can I still take part in the program?
As long as you are enrolled as a student (see Unity’s definition of a student above) as of June 26, 2017, you are eligible to participate in the Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program.
Payments, Transcripts, and Documentation:
How do payments work?
Unity will provide a total stipend of $30,000 USD for each Fellow. The award of the Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program and payment of its accompanying salary is subject to local legislation in the country which the Fellow resides. Please note: Payments will be made by electronic bank transfer, and are contingent upon satisfactory evaluations by Unity, and completion of all required enrollment and other forms. Fellows are responsible for payment of any local, state, or federal taxes associated with their receipt of the fellowship stipend.
What documentation is required from students?
Students should be prepared, upon request, to provide Unity with transcripts from their accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. Official transcripts not required; a photocopy of the original is sufficient. As a condition of eligibility, students must provide evidence satisfactory to Unity Technologies ApS that it will receive full ownership to all intellectual property developed in connection with the fellowship. Applicants will be required to sign a standard non-disclosure agreement in favor of Unity Technologies ApS. Fellows will be required to sign an intellectual property assignment agreement in favor of Unity Technologies ApS for the intellectual property developed in connection with the Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form supplied Here
The deadline for applications to the 2017 Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program is 12:00 Midnight PST on September 9, 2017; however, we will be considering applicants from June 26, 2017, until the fellowships are selected. The start and completion dates for each fellowship will be decided on an individual basis.
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