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Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. To be eligible for this fellowship, you must apply during your second or third year of PhD studies. Fellowships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

Applicants for this fellowship program must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the eligible department. Direct applications from students are not accepted.

Fields of Study:

  • Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Mathematics


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • 2 years


  • October 7 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate


  • $28,000 living stipend + conference/travel allowance of $4,000 + 100% coverage of tuition and fees + one salaried internship