Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program 2024
Applications for the Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program, which will begin in the 2024/2025 session, are being accepted from adequately qualified candidates worldwide.
This Research Fellowship is sponsored by Microsoft with no specified location. The Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program supports interdisciplinary AI research in the context of societal impact. The program offers opportunities for fellows from fields beyond core computer sciences to join interdisciplinary research with Microsoft Researchers. This program is aimed at catalyzing research collaboration between Microsoft Research and eminent scholars and experts to explore the area of artificial intelligence.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft’s best-known software products are the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity applications, and the Edge web browser. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. Microsoft ranked No. 14 in the 2022 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue as of 2022. It is considered one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Alphabet (parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, and Meta. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Windows. The company’s 1986 initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent rise in its share price created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made several corporate acquisitions, the largest being the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in October 2023, followed by its acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016, and its acquisition of Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011.
Fellowship Sponsors: Microsoft
Program Type: Research Fellowship
Program Location: Not specified
Program Duration: 6 Months
Available Slot: Several
Basic Qualifications: Not specified
Nationality: All Nationalities
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program 2024:
- Be an eminent scholar in field and discipline other than computer science ready to join a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations focused on key research challenges.
- Applicants must be actively pursuing (enrolled in program) or have already earned their terminal degree in their respective field or discipline.
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent research abilities and be willing to collaborate with others outside their field.
Application Procedures for the 2024/2025 Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program (how to apply):
Interested applicants for the Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellowship are to carefully review the proposal submission process before proceeding to submit their application via the submission portal.
- Candidate information (region, institution, research/work focus, etc.)
- Submission of a “Statement of Interest” document. This document should be 3 pages (or less) in length, which may include appendix and citations if applicable.
- Candidate CV/resume to be uploaded in the submission portal.
Application Deadline: November 29, 2023
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.