Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program for All, 2021-2023

Deadline : 14 Aug 2020

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Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program for All, 2021-2023

Nominations for the 2021 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program are currently being received. The program is opened for Students of any nationality who are enrolled at a university in Canada, United States of America, Mexico. Students must be in their third year of a PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2020.

The programme aims to fulfill Microsoft mission, which is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The program has supported many students over the past years. Some fellows are currently working for Microsoft while others are working for other companies in the technology industry.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. The Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Windows operating systems, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers are its best known software products.

Programme Details

  • Host institution: Universities in Canada, United States of America, Mexico.
  • Research Areas: Intelligence (Artificial intelligence, Audio & acoustics, Computer vision, Graphics & multimedia, Human-computer interaction, Human language technologies, Search & information retrieval); Systems (Data platforms and analytics, Hardware & devices, programming languages & software engineering, Security, privacy & cryptography, Systems & networking); Theory (Algorithms, Mathematics); Other Sciences (Ecology & environment, Economics, Medical, health & genomics, Social sciences, Technology for emerging markets).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 2 years.
  • Eligible Countries: Open to all countries.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program Benefits

The Microsoft Fellowship will provide following benefits to selected candidates:

  1. Tuition and fees are covered for two academic years (2021–22 and 2022–23);
  2. A $42,000 USD stipend is provided to help with living expenses while in school for two academic years (2021-22 and 2022-23);
  3. An invitation to the PhD Summit: a two-day workshop in the fall hosted by Microsoft Research where fellows will meet with Microsoft researchers and other top students to share their research.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program Eligibility

To apply for the Microsoft Fellowship Program, applicants must satisfy below criteria:

  • PhD students must be nominated by their university.
  • Nomination must be submitted by someone designated by the department chair’s office in order to ensure the number of nominations per department is not exceeded.
  • Students must be enrolled at a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  • Proposed research must be closely related to the general research areas specified above.
  • Students must be in their third year of a PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2020. The department chair’s office at the nominating university will need to attest that the student is considered a third year PhD student having taken into account transfers, approved leaves of absence, etc.
  • A maximum of three nominations per department will be accepted; if more than two are nominated, then at least one nominee should be for underrepresented students (woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability) in the field of computing.

Similar opportunities

  1. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in the USA;
  2. Université de Montréal International Student Scholarship;
  3. University of Melbourne Scholarships for Graduate Students;
  4. DAAD Helmut Schmidt Master Scholarship in Germany;
  5. Elizabeth Greenshields Scholarship at Laval University;
  6. Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships;
  7. Saltire Scholarship in Scotland for Foreign Students.

Application instructions

To complete the Microsoft Research Fellowship nomination form, please click on the apply button below and follow instructions to fill the form.

Plese prepare following elements before filling the form:

  1. Your name, email, job title, country, university, and department as the person submitting the nomination on behalf of the department chair’s office at your university;
  2. Brief description (a few sentences) of your department’s process for determining which student(s) to nominate for this fellowship;
  3. Attestation that the process used to determine which student(s) to nominate from your department for this fellowship was fair and non-discriminatory;
  4. Nominee’s name and email;
  5. Nominee’s primary and secondary areas of research;
  6. Attestation that as of the fall semester or quarter of 2020, the university considers the nominee a third year PhD student (having taken into account transfers, approved leaves of absence, etc.).

The deadline to submit nominations is . For more detail on the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program, please visit the official page.

Do not forget to mention Mina7 in your application.

Opportunities: PhD

Host Country: Canada, USA ou Mexique

Eligible Country: This opportunity is destined for all countries


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