2016-2017 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship

2016-2017 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship

Deadline: Ongoing

Applications are ongoing for the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship. The fellowship provides funding to a select list of academic universities that will each award a US$20,000 fellowship to one woman who has interest in pursuing a PhD and in need of financial assistance. In addition, Microsoft Research will create opportunities for each fellowship recipient to engage with Microsoft researchers in their domain of study and connect with each other in a collaborative community.

Participating Universities

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
  • Princeton University
  • 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.


Open to students entering or enrolled in a PhD program at one of the participating universities for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Application Process

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.

For more information, please read FAQ or visit Women’s Fellowship Program.