Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship


Nominations from university: Likely August 2020; Application deadline: Likely September 2020

Annual Value

Full tuition and fees plus annual living stipend


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program is two-year fellowship program for PhD students at participating U.S. or Canadian universities pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research. The fellowship covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for two academic years and provides a living stipend and a conference and travel allowance.


Application Procedures

Applicants must be in their third year of a PhD program in the fall 2018 and nominated by the department chair in their field of study.

Applicants must submit their application materials to their academic department. Direct applications to Microsoft from students will not be accepted.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations from departments are submitted directly to Microsoft. A maximum of three applicants per eligible department, per eligible university, will be accepted.

Further Information

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program website has further information about this fellowship.