2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship


2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship, and applications are submitted till October 16, 2014. Applications are invited for Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship available for women in the second year of their graduate studies. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics departments at eligible universities may nominate up to three students per eligible department. If department falls in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics fields but is called something else, they are eligible. The scholarship recipient award includes US$15,000 and a conference and travel allowance of US$2,000 to attend a conference in their field of study. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): |  Worldwide (eligible universities)

Level: This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies at eligible universities.

Field(s): Students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics departments (if department is within the scope of these areas but is titled differently, they are eligible).


Deadline: October 16, 2014.

Funded By: The Microsoft Research


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship is targeted for Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: A maximum of three applicants per department, per university will be accepted. A total of nine applicants total per university will be allowed.

Scholarship Duration: Scholarships are awarded to recipients for one academic year only and are not available for extension or renewal.

Scholarship covers: The scholarship recipient award includes US$15,000 for the 2015–2016 academic year. A conference and travel allowance of US$2,000 is provided for recipients to attend a conference in their field of study.

Description

The 2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women 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 the first year of their graduate studies.

Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

Eligibility

‣ Nominees for the 2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship 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 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 eligible).


‣ Students must be enrolled in their first year in a graduate program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics for academic year 2014–2015.

‣ 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 2014–2015 academic year or forfeit the award.

Notification:

‣ All applicants will be notified on or before February 11, 2015.

‣ Due to the volume of submissions, Microsoft Research cannot provide individual feedback on applications that do not receive scholarship awards.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications must include: Applicant’s curriculum vitae, a copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript, and two (2) letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s work.

Of these letters, one (1) letter of recommendation should come from the student’s graduate advisor and one (1) letter of recommendation should come from the student’s undergraduate advisor or another academic who is familiar with the student’s undergraduate work (should include any research work, if applicable).

In addition to the application materials above, student must submit a 500-word essay that describes their research interest and how this scholarship would enable their success.


‣ 2015-2016 Microsoft Research Graduate Women Scholarship 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.


‣ 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 submitted to Microsoft will not be returned.

‣ Microsoft cannot assume responsibility for the confidentiality of information in the submitted applications.

‣ Therefore, applications should not contain information that is confidential, restricted, or sensitive.

‣ Microsoft reserves the right to make public information from applications that receive awards, except those portions containing budgetary or personally identifiable information.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 17, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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