Scholarship Offers & Opportunities: Microsoft Research Scholarship Programme For PhD Students

This is to bring to your notice
that Applications for Microsoft Research Scholarship Programme for PhD Students
is making progress this year.

Each year, PhD supervisors from
academic institutions in EMEA are
invited to submit their proposals for collaborative research projects with Microsoft
Research Cambridge.


Applications are then
peer-reviewed and a number of projects selected for funding. PhD students are
appointed to the selected projects and begin their research in the following
academic year under the supervision of their academic supervisor, with
co-supervision from a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge.
The Microsoft Research PhD
Scholarship Programme in EMEA
(Europe, Middle East, and Africa) was launched in 2004 and has so far supported
more than 200 PhD students from more than 18 countries and 51 institutions.
Scholarship Offer:
A.  Each
Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to at most three years
or at most four years for an EPSRC CASE award.
B.  The
monetary value of the award varies by country to show local differences in
costs and overheads.
C.  Payment
is made directly to the institution.
D. The
amount of the scholarship is the most amount Microsoft Research pays to the
E.  In
addition, every Scholar receives a fixed hardware allowance and conference

Applications must not be made
by students but by PhD supervisors, who must have been nominated by Microsoft
Research prior to the submission deadline. If their project is selected, the
supervisor has until 31 March 2020 to find the best possible student for the
project; otherwise, the PhD Agreement will be terminated automatically. Only
applications from institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be
For an application to be
considered, the following key requirements apply:
The institute agrees to the terms and conditions
in the PhD Term Sheet and EPSRC Term Sheet where appropriate and there will be no negotiation once the
selections have been made and communicated.
Applicants must be nominated by a Microsoft
supervisor by 1st September 2018 to be eligible to submit an application.
The proposed research must be closely related to
our research ambitions at Microsoft Research in Cambridge:
·       Artificial
Infrastructure for the Cloud
The Future of Work
·       Biological
This year, we are particularly
interested in proposals related to:
·       Machine
Learning for Healthcare
·       Optics
in the Cloud (networking, storage and compute)
·       Confidential Computation
·       Designing
AI for Human Partnership
Microsoft actively seeks to
foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of
future researchers. We are always looking for the best and brightest talent and
pride ourselves on our individuality.
Scholarship Application Timeline:
Nominations received by:
1st September 2018
Online submission tool open:
17th September 2018
Application deadline:
8th October 2018
Notification of results:
By early January 2019
For successful applicants:
PhD Agreements sent to
Institutes via DocuSign by:
End of February 2019
Signed PhD Agreements
returned to MSR via Docusign by:
30th June 2019
PhD students to be appointed
31st March 2020
How to Apply For This Scholarship:
You can also follow the link
below to visit the Official Page:
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