Microsoft Research Fellows Program - Scholarships and Contests for Indian Students

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Microsoft Research Fellows Program

Microsoft Research India invites applications for its Research Fellows Program. The Research Fellows program exposes bright, young minds in India to world-class research and the state-of-the-art in technology. The program prepares students for careers in research, engineering, as well as entrepreneurship. MSR India has some of the best researchers pushing the frontiers of computer science and technology.

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2021

Candidates should have completed their bachelor’s (BE/BTech/BS) or master’s degree (ME/MTech/MS) in Computer Science (or related areas) by Summer 2021. We evaluate candidates on a combination of factors including academic performance, raw smarts, development skills, and passion for research and software development.

Application Procedure
Apply with your resume and at least one letter of recommendation. As part of the section titled Attachments, please upload the following two files. DO NOT upload any other document in this section.

Attachment 1: Research Fellow Interest Form
Please download this text file and fill it out: RF Interest Form. Instructions are provided in the file. Upload the filled file as the first attachment.

Attachment 2: Statement of Purpose
Please briefly (one or two paragraphs) answer the following questions in your statement of purpose and upload it as the second attachment.

Briefly summarize one of the projects (or multiple closely related projects) that you have worked on. Describe your process of thinking through the steps you took in working on the project.
Why do you want to apply for MSRI RF program? If you wish, you may also highlight specific projects or researchers whose work interest you.
What, if any, are your career goals for the future? Describe a problem that you feel needs attention, and what do you see as the broad directions to approaching it.
RFs spend 1 to 2 years at MSR India. Different projects require a different combination of skills. Current and past RFs have worked on: solving deep theoretical problems, pushing the boundaries of AI, designing new programming languages, field work in rural India, prototyping communication and sensing hardware, and building software systems. Regardless, they all consistently aim to create academic, industry and societal impact.

Benefits and Perks
Industry leading healthcareGiving programsOpportunities to network and connectDiscounts on products and services

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