Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship – Call for Applications

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a global program that identifies and empowers the next generation of exceptional computing research talent. The fellowship aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields to build a stronger and inclusive computing-related research community. Fellows will receive $15,000 USD to help complete research as part of their doctoral thesis work for academic year 2023–24. Eligible recipients will be offered a 12-week paid internship with Microsoft Research’s Cambridge, UK lab, or the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI). Proposed research must be closely related to one of the themes at Microsoft Research Cambridge (Cloud InfrastructureFuture of WorkHealth IntelligenceConfidential Computing).The call is especially aimed at those identifying as part of the community that is underrepresented in the field of computing, specifically those who identify as a woman.

Further information on the Fellowship, as well as on the eligibility criteria, application FAQ etc. can be found at

How to apply?

In order to apply, please submit the complete application documents in a single PDF file to Mrs Zizheng Zhang,, April 2, 2023. Applications must be submitted by the primary thesis supervisor.

After the application deadline, the TUM Graduate School Prize Committee shall nominate the 4 most promising candidates for the Microsoft PhD Fellowship 2023.  

For more info from the TUM GS on the application requirements and process, click here.