Microsoft Research India PhD
Fellowships : 2011
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.
About the Fellowships:
For each academic year, Microsoft Research India awards five PhD Fellowships.
- The award comprises a monthly stipend 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.
- Each PhD Fellow receives a laptop computer and a separate sum of Rs
2,50,000 (rupees two lakh fifty thousand only) for travel to conferences and
seminars during the term of the Fellowship.
- Each Fellow will be invited to various events conducted by Microsoft
Research and will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at
Microsoft Research India.
- The Fellowships are open to PhD students who are enrolled at an Indian
- Beginning PhD students through students in the third year of their PhD
program are eligible to apply.
- Eligible students must be enrolled in computer science, electrical
engineering, electrical/electronics communication engineering, mathematics,
or a field that closely relates to computer science.
How to Apply:
Click Here to create your online application.
- Complete the required fields in the online application form.
- Each applicant must also submit the following:
--Research Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
--Email addresses of three reference writers
- You can log in later to upload the Research Statement of Purpose and
provide email addresses of your reference writer
Applications must be completed by Sunday, April 17,
2011, 11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M.,
U.S. Pacific Time).
- Deadline for applying: Sunday, April
17, 2011, 11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M., U.S. Pacific
- Deadline for uploading reference letters: Sunday, April 17, 2011,
11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M., U.S. Pacific Time)
- Announcement of 2011 Microsoft Research India PhD Fellows: Monday,
May 16, 2011.