The Microsoft Research team is looking for nominees for their 2018 PhD Fellowship Program

Arif Bacchus

The Microsoft Research Team is encouraging outstanding students to apply to their 2018 two year PhD fellowship program. Indeed, it is now being recommended for the heads of computer science, electrical engineering or mathematics department departments of universities to consider preparing applications now, and nominate outstanding studies for the 2018-2019 program.

To be considered for the program, students must be in their second or third year of studies. Microsoft Research is also looking for students who are more focused on theses related to Systems & Networking or AI, emphasizing the disciplines of machine learning, computer vision and robotics. The Microsoft Research fellowship is particularly coveted, and here is a bit more on why.

This coveted fellowship provides 100 percent of tuition and fees for two consecutive academic years and provides an annual stipend of $28,000 plus $4,000 annually for professional conferences and seminars. All of our fellows are also offered the opportunity to intern with leading Microsoft researchers who are working on cutting-edge projects related to their fields of study.

This PhD Fellowship Program has already supported more than 120 fellows since it was first established in 2008, and past fellows have found work at Microsoft. Microsoft Research is accepting three applications per eligible department per university, and a maximum of nine applications per university. Applications are open between October 2nd and October 16th, and finalists will be sent to Microsoft for an in-person interview in January of 2018.