Monday, 11 February 2013

Microsoft Scholarship

Microsoft Research Scholarship Name:
Graduate Women’s Scholarship
Brief description
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s
Scholarship for international PhD Students
in the field of Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, or Mathematics, USA 2013
Accepted Subject Areas?
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or
Mathematics departments
About the Scholarship
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s
Scholarship is a one-year scholarship
program for outstanding women graduate
students and is designed to help increase
the number of women pursuing a PhD.
This program supports women in the
second year of their graduate studies.
Women who are interested in this
scholarship must apply during first year of
graduate studies.
Scholarships are granted
by Microsoft Research at the discretion of
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Full PhD women
Who is qualified to apply?
Nominees for the Microsoft
Research Graduate Women’s
Scholarship Program must be
nominated by their universities,
and their nominations must be
confirmed by the office of the
chair of the department. Direct
applications from students are
not accepted.
Student must attend a U.S. or
Canadian university and be
enrolled as a full-time graduate
student in the Computer
Science, Electrical Engineering,
or Mathematics departments (if
your department is within the
scope of these areas, but is
titled differently, you are
Students must be enrolled in
their first year in a graduate
program in Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, or
Mathematics for academic year
2012–2013. If a student has
already completed graduate-
level coursework in any subject
area, prior to their first year in
Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, or Mathematics,
then the student is not eligible
for the Scholarship program.
A maximum of three applicants
per department, per university
will be accepted. A total of nine
applicants total per university
will be allowed.
Payment of the scholarship
awards, as described above, is
made directly to the university.
The recipient must remain
enrolled in a graduate program
during the 2013–2014
academic year or forfeit the
How Many Scholarship Positions are
Not specified
What are the benefits?
The scholarship recipient award
includes US$15,000 for the
2013–2014 academic year.
A conference and travel
allowance of US$2,000 is
provided for recipients to
attend a conference in their
field of study.
How long will sponsorship last? One year
Eligible Countries
Scholarship is Open for International
To be taken at (country): USA
What time of year does Application
Microsoft will begin accepting applications:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Application Deadline is on
October 16,
Offered annually?
How can I Apply?
Applications must include:
Applicant’s curriculum vitae, a
copy of the student’s
undergraduate transcript, and
three (3) letters of reference
from established researchers
familiar with the applicant’s
research. Of these letters, one
(1) letter of recommendation
should come from the student’s
graduate advisor, one (1) letter
of recommendation should
come from the student’s
undergraduate advisor or
another academic familiar with
the student’s undergraduate
work, and one (1) letter should
come from another academic
within the nominating
Applications are accepted only
when submitted via the
online application tool by
eligible university department
chairs or their designee
(students may not apply
directly). Emailed or hard copy
applications are not considered.
Applications must be submitted
online via the application tool in
any of the following formats:
Word document, text-only file,
or PDF. All application materials
must be submitted by the
person designated as the
application contact by the
departmental chair’s office and
must not be the applicant.
How can I get more information?
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