Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship Program- For Women education in USA

If you are a woman and want to pursue your PhD from USA with some financial support, Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship Program is an excellent option for you. Please find the details below for your reference

Why Women should have special scholarships

The very first point which comes to mind when people read about special scholarships for women is why they should have special funding support.
The answer to this question is to support women education. In many countries, women are facing a problem as parents support their son for education and do not give priority to their daughter's education.
By giving women scholarships, government try to support them and give them opportunities to show their power in all aspects.
Microsoft Research Womens Fellowship Program USA

Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship

It is a scholarship provided to selected candidates who have registered for their Ph.D. at some defined universities. Under this scholarship, US$20,000 are provided to the selected candidate as their fellowship. From this wholesome of $20000.00, $18000.00 is to be used as tuition fee and $2000.00 is to be to cover various travel expenses for conferences. This fellowship is helping quite a few women realize their dream of pursuing studies abroad.

No. of scholarships every year

Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship is given to a single selected woman from every hosting university of USA for pursuing her Ph.D. research work. The list of host universities may vary every year and interested candidates need to search for the information before making an application.

List of Host Universities for 2016-17

Below is the list of Host universities for the academic year 2016-17-
  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • Princeton University

  • Cornell University

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • University of Washington

  • Stanford University

  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • University of California at Berkeley

One woman is selected from each of university mentioned above for this fellowship every year.

Eligibility for the scholarship

It is only for women candidates and men cannot apply for this. Women from all over the world are eligible for this scholarship only if they have enrolled in the Ph.D. programme from any of the participating universities of that particular year.

Application details and final selection declaration

For an application, the candidate need to check the list of participating universities and if her university is in the list, the need to contact the administrative office for the details. Read carefully the whole application form and the selection procedure.
Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship announces the list of selected candidates by the end of May month every year. The fellowship amounts are transferred to your university as per the requirement of your university and their schedule. Once the university received the funds, they will disperse the fund as per their guidelines.

Other important points

  • The fellowship is for one academic year only. A recipient cannot apply for an extension or its renewal.

  • The candidate who has received the fellowship must remain active for the academic year when she received the fellowship. If it will not be so for any reason, University has the right to stop the payment at any point.

  • The amount of fellowship and list of participating universities varies for every academic year.

  • The tax implications/liabilities for your fellowship will be based on the policy of university which may vary from one to another.

  • A candidate who is receiving Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship, can also receive any other scholarship from different company/firm or institution for the same academic year.

  • No one can apply for Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Women's Fellowship simultaneously.

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Author: Tony John11 May 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Thank you for sharing the details of the Women Fellowship programs in USA. It is a very useful article.

Author: Kailash Kumar11 May 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

It may be noted that the fellowship is available only for a period of one year, though earning a Ph.D. degree may require 3 to 5 years of work. Also all the host universities are top ranking universities of the US/world. Since the applications for fellowship is considered only to admitted students in the host universities, the aspirants has to have outstanding credentials to secure admission in such universities to begin with. Normally there are more chances of getting other fellowships also offered by the host universities. Moreover it is also possible to get teaching assistantships or research assistantships while pursuing research programs leading to Ph.D. degree at host universities.
Microsoft also offers awards five PhD Fellowships to support PhD students at Indian universities while they pursue doctoral education in computer science and related areas. It comprises a monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000 over a maximum period of four years and a separate sum of Rs. 2,00,000 for purchase of a laptop, travel to conferences and seminars during the term of the fellowship, plus miscellaneous expenses.

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