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Apply for the Microsoft Ph.D. Scholarship Programme in EMEA

Brief Description

Each year, PhD supervisors from academic institutions in EMEA are invited to submit their proposals for collaborative research projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge. Applications are then peer reviewed and a number of projects selected for funding. PhD students are appointed to the selected projects and begin their research in the following academic year under the supervision of their academic supervisor, with co-supervision from a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge.

The Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) was launched in 2004 and has so far supported more than 200 PhD students from more than 18 countries and 51 institutions.

Some of the Scholars may also be offered—at the sole discretion of Microsoft Research—an internship in one of the Microsoft Research laboratories. Internships involve working on a project alongside and as part of a team of Microsoft researchers. Scholars are paid during their internship—in addition to their scholarship bursary. Interested Scholars can apply through the Microsoft Research careers page.


For an application to be considered, the following key requirements apply:

1 The institute agrees to the terms and conditions in the PhD Term Sheet and EPSRC Term Sheet where appropriate and there will be no negotiation once the selections have been made and communicated.

2 Applicants must be nominated by a Microsoft supervisor  to be eligible to submit an application.

3 The proposed research must be closely related to our research themes at Microsoft Research in Cambridge:

• All Data AI

• Cloud Infrastructure

• Confidential Computing

• Future of Work

• Game Intelligence

• Healthcare Intelligence

• Biological Computation

Deadline is 21st September, 2019

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