Current Fellowships

In addition to the continuous funding options on the Graduate Financial Support page, Graduate and Professional Studies often receives announcements for other University or outside fellowship opportunities. Please refer back to this website often, as new fellowships will be listed regularly.

Other Resources

The Graduate Resource Center (located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Study Center) holds funding workshop series that include information on how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and to other training grants. The GRC also offers writing consultants to assist with proofreading of papers and grants throughout the year.

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2020 Microsoft Research Student Fellowships

Deadline: August 15th

Nominations are now open for the Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship as well as the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Doctoral students must be nominated by the department chair’s office in their field of study by August 15, 2019. Students will then be contacted to submit their proposals by September 20, 2019.

1) The Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields in North America. Each nominee should help us increase the opportunities for students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability. The award for second year PhD students covers tuition and fees for three years and a $42,000 USD stipend annually.

2) The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is for third year PhD students attending a North American university who are conducting research in computing-related fields. The award covers tuition and fees for two years and includes an annual $42,000 USD stipend.

For both awards, students’ research must be closely related to the general research areas carried out by Microsoft Research. In addition to the funding mentioned above, Microsoft will arrange and pay for travel and accommodations for recipients of the awards to attend a two-day workshop at Microsoft Research’s Redmond campus in the fall.

You can read more about the fellowships and find nomination instructions at and For more information on all of our academic programs, visit For questions, please contact Microsoft Research Fellowship Program