Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships

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Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships

Microsoft Research is the research division of Microsoft. Created in 1991, Microsoft Research employs computer scientists, physicists, engineers, and mathematicians to collaborate with academic, government, and industry researchers to advance the state of the art of computing, and solve difficult world problems through technological innovation. These 1,000 scientists and engineers include Turing Award winners, Fields Medal winners, MacArthur Fellows, and Dijkstra Prize winners.


 About the Fellowship


Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships support PhD students at Indian universities while they pursue doctoral education in computer science and related areas. The Fellowships are awarded after a rigorous selection process that includes application, letters of reference, and selection by a panel of leading researchers.




Students must be enrolled in a PhD program at an Indian university.


Students must be in the first, second, or third year of their PhD studies.


Students who are studying computer science, electrical engineering, electrical/electronics, communication engineering, mathematics, and other fields closely related to computer science are eligible to apply.


Fellowship Highlight


The award comprises a monthly stipend of INR 25,000 (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Only) that will be disbursed to the awardee over a maximum period of four years. This monthly sum can be used for tuition, books, stipends, and/or any other expenses.


The Microsoft Research India PhD Fellow will also be eligible a separate sum of INR 2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakh only) which will be included in the Fellowship grant amount, for purchase of a Windows 8 laptop, travel to conferences and seminars during the term of the Fellowship, plus miscellaneous expenses.


The Microsoft Research India Fellow will be invited to events conducted by Microsoft Research and will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at Microsoft Research India.


Duration: 4 years (maximum)


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