Why did we create Fatima Fellowship?
A way to globalize machine learning
Why we created Fatima Fellowship.
Our goal is for fellows to be accepted into a PhD or Masters program. We provide them with free research opportunities in machine learning, computer science, or related fields. Every year around March we host an application for students to apply for admission into the fellowship. The application consists of a coding challenge and questions about an applicant's personal background, and educational history. Our fellows will also be given a mentor. Mentors provide fellows with personal application guidance when it comes time to submitting applications, which for most US programs, occurs in Nov-Dec.
Fatima Fellowship works as a non-profit. None of our organizers or mentors take a paycheck. We run entirely by funding and donations. Our current funder is Hugging Face, and through their generous sponsorship, we are able to provide free computational resources to our fellows for their research projects.
Many of our fellows have been accepted into Universities in North America and Europe. Tarek Nous, who now works with us as an organizer, was a 2021 fellow who got accepted into Georgia Tech for a Machine Learning PhD. In addition, Rohan Banergee was accepted into Mila and Polytechnique Montreal. 2021 fellow Kuna Fumboh is now completing a computer science PhD program at Queen Mary University at London. To view the full list of our past fellows and their accomplishments, view here.
Our goal is for our fellows to have their research projects published. Recently our fellows Asım Ersoy, Gerson Vizcarra, Tahsin Mayeesha, and their mentor Benjamin Muller published their preprint: "In What Languages are Generative LMs the Most Formal? Analyzing Formality Distribution across Languages". To read the full paper, click here.