Microsoft Research - PhD Fellowship for Students in Computer Science & Related Fields
Deadline: Anticipated 6/2022 ( Previous deadline 6/30/2021 )
NOTE: Nominations must be submitted by department chairs to Microsoft by June 30, 2021. Departments will therefore have their own internal deadlines prior to Microsoft's. Applicants should check with their Director of Graduate Studies regarding the department's internal deadline. Interested students should contact their department's Director of Graduate Studies about applying.
Fellowships support PhD students conducting research in computer science and related fields. Students must apply during their third year of PhD studies. The fellowship provides two years of support.
- Attend university in the US or Canada.
- Be in their third year of an eligible PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2021.
- Be conducting doctoral research in one of the following areas:
- Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence, Audio & Acoustics, Computer Vision, Graphics & Multimedia, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Language Technologies, and Search & Information Retrieval.
- Systems: Data Platforms & Analytics, Hardware & Devices, Programming Languages & Software Engineering, Quantum Computing, Security, Privacy, & Cryptography, and Systems & Networking.
- Theory: Algorithms, Mathematics.
- Other Sciences: Ecology & Environment, Economics, Medical, Health & Genomics, Social Sciences, and Technology for Emerging Markets.
- Be nominated by their departments.
- $42,000 stipend per year for two years.
- Full coverage of tuition and fees for two years.
- Opportunities to build relationships with research teams at Microsoft and receive mentorship.
- NOTE: A recipient of the Microsoft Fellowship may not receive another fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period. Microsoft will, at its sole discretion, consider a joint fellowship with a government or nonprofit organization.
Students must be nominated by their department chairs, and departments may submit up to four nominations (see details on the nomination process here). NOTE: A maximum of four nominations per department will be accepted; if two or three students are nominated, then at least one nominee should help us increase the opportunities for students who identify as part of a community that is underrepresented in the field of computing, and if four are nominated, then at least two nominees should help us increase the opportunities for students who identify as part of a community that is underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQI+, active or veteran service member, and/or person with a disability.
Nominations are due to Microsoft by June 30, 2021. Nominees will then receive an invitation from Microsoft to submit a proposal. Nominees will have until August 6, 2021 to submit their proposals to Microsoft.
Mariah L. Christianson
US Regional Program Manager
Microsoft Email: email@example.com
Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Social Sciences; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; International Students; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Dissertation Research; Dissertation Write-Up; Fellowship/Grant; Unrestricted
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