(Fellowship) Microsoft Research India - Ph.D Fellowships : 2011

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.

Application Eligibility:

  • The Fellowships are open to PhD students who are enrolled at an Indian university.
  • 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:
    --Resume
    --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).

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for applying: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M., U.S. Pacific Time)
  • 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.

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Courtesy: research.microsoft.com