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2020 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Accepting Proposals


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

We are currently accepting proposals for the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant through March 30, 2020. You can read more about the grant and find instructions to submit a proposal at http://aka.ms/Dissertation-Grant.

We encourage you to share this announcement within your communities either directly with your student and faculty contacts, via topically relevant email lists, or on social media:TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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 and support 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 at universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, 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 program allows students to submit a proposal of up to $25,000 to support their dissertation research; grant recipients can also participate in a two-day career workshop at one of Microsoft Research’s labs this autumn.

For questions, please contact msrgrant@microsoft.com.