Funding agency: 
Microsoft

This year Microsoft is expanding its funding support for academic research by creating the new Microsoft Investigator Fellowship. Submissions are now being accepted, and full-time faculty members must submit their proposals by August 16, 2019. The new Microsoft Investigator Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for full-time faculty at degree-granting colleges in the United States who are currently conducting research, advising graduate students, teaching in a classroom, and use or plan to use Microsoft Azure in research and/or teaching. The award is a $100,000 annual stipend awarded annually for two years starting in Fall of 2019.

Provisions of the 2019 award

$100,000 awarded annually for two years starting in Fall of 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates

  • Full-time faculty member at a degree-granting college or university in the United States.
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent (DSc etc.)
  • Currently conducting research, advising graduate students, and teaching in a classroom
  • Currently using or planning to use Microsoft Azure in research and/or teaching. Please indicate in your statement examples of what type of research and cloud computing workloads planned to be used in your research/teaching.

Recipients

  • If awarded, the recipient must remain an active, full-time faculty member during two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit the award.
  • Microsoft will have discretion as to how any remaining funds will be used if the faculty member is no longer qualified to receive funding.

Timeline

Submissions for the first cohort accepted through August 16, 2019.
Recipients announced by September 9, 2019.

Deadline: 
August 16, 2019
Funding type: 
Faculty