Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Microsoft is pleased to announce its Research Ph.D. Fellowships for Ph.D. students at universities globally pursuing research aligned to the Microsoft Research Areas of Focus

The Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship is a global program that identifies and empowers the next generation of exceptional computing research talents. The Microsoft Research Ph.D. The Fellowship program has supported over 700 fellows globally, many of whom have gone on to work at Microsoft.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Microsoft

Host institution(s): Microsoft

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD

Duration: Not specified

Nationality: Asia-Pacific, Canada & United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Micro Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2021, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be enrolled at a university in the eligible regions
  2.  Proposed research must be closely related to one of the themes at Microsoft Research Cambridge which are: Cloud Infrastructure, Confidential Computing. Future of Work, Health Intelligence, Machine Intelligence.
  3. Must be entering their third year or beyond of their Ph.D. program sometime between August 2021 July 2022.
  4. Students must continue to be enrolled at the university at the beginning of the academic year 2022 or forfeit the award.
  5. Students submitting a proposal should be able to communicate about their research (both in writing and verbally) in English

Application Procedures:


Interested applicants for the Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2021 is to submit proposals and letters of recommendation for the fellowship before the application deadline.

The information below will be required to submit your proposal:

a. Your name, email, country, university, and department.

b. Primary area of research<

c. Thesis proposal or research statement title

d. Month and year entered the Ph.D. program and expected graduation date (you must be entering your third year or beyond sometime between August 2021 — July 2022)

e. URL to your professional website (optional, but strongly recommended, you are encouraged to make certain it is up-to-date)

f. One to three academic conferences you are most likely to attend

g. Self-assessment of the Statement of Good Standing.

Required Documents:

i. Curriculum Vitae

ii. Thesis proposal or research statement Summary of the Thesis proposal or research statement

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

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