Microsoft is pleased to announce that applications for the 2016-17 Women’s Fellowship is currently open! The Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship provides funding to a select list of academic universities that will each award a US$20,000 fellowship to one woman who is interesting in pursuing a PhD and in need of financial assistance.
The following United States universities are participants in the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship in the 2016–2017 academic year:
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Cornell University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- University of California at Berkeley
- University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Washington
Each participating university will select a fellowship recipient who is interested in or currently pursuing a PhD at that institution, in financial need, and has high potential for engaging in research in the field of computing
- The fellowship includes US$20,000 for the 2016–2017 academic year.
- $18,000 of the fellowship will be applied toward tuition costs, and $2,000 will be allocated toward travel allowance and fees for attending a conference in the fellowship recipient’s field of study.
- The fellowship is awarded to recipients for one academic year only and is not available for extension or renewal.
- The Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship is eligible to students entering or enrolled in a PhD program at one of the participating universities for the 2016–2017 academic year.
- The fellowship recipient must remain an active, full-time student who is enrolled in PhD-level studies at one of the participating universities during the academic year of the award, or forfeit the fellowship.
How to Apply
If you attend one of the universities participating in the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship, contact your department chair for information about the fellowship’s application, review, and selection process as well as the fellowship schedule for the 2016–2017 academic year.