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2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Accepting Proposals


By Meredith Ringel Morris, Principal Researcher & MSR Dissertation Grant Chair

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Broadening participation in computing is a core part of Microsoft‘s values; accordingly, we are excited to continue the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant that aims to recognize, support, and mentor diverse doctoral students as they complete their dissertation research in computing-related fields.

This grant is open to doctoral students in their fourth year or beyond, studying computing topics at universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, who are underrepresented in the field of computing which include those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities. The program allows students to submit a grant proposal of up to $25,000 to support their dissertation research; grant recipients will also get to take part in a two-day career workshop at Microsoft Research Redmond this autumn. Grant proposals for 2019 are due on March 31.
 
You can read more about the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant and find instructions to submit a grant proposal at http://aka.ms/Dissertation-Grant. Please share the news on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
 
We hope that you will share information about this program with members of your organization who may be eligible to apply!

For questions, please contact msrgrant@microsoft.com.