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Academic and Research Awards in Asia-Pacific

Recognizing top talent at the intersection of computing and science

Microsoft Research Asia seeks to empower and encourage PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to realize their potential in computer science-related research.

Our program aims to facilitate the growth of students majoring in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Information Science, or Applied Mathematics, who have the potential to become future research leaders.

PhD Fellowships

Microsoft Research Asia Fellowships open a window of opportunity for outstanding PhD students in our region, providing a head start for future research careers. Learn more...

Background: PhD Fellowship Program

The program began in 1999, and since then it has attracted approximately 850 PhD candidates from 50 universities in the Asia-Pacific region and 341 PhD students have received honors or a scholarship.

The Fellowship Program provides each fellowship awardee a unique opportunity to experience hands-on research at Microsoft Research Asia. During the three-month or six-month-long internships at the Beijing lab, students work with outstanding researchers on an advanced research project, gaining valuable research experience, and becoming familiar with the corporate research environment while expanding their network connections. To date, more than 178 fellows have interned and more than 36 fellows have joined Microsoft Research Asia as researchers after graduation

Faculty Programs

Microsoft Research Asia Young Faculty Program
Developing promising faculty for research and teaching.

Faculty-Specific Projects
We provide an opportunity to bring together an academic with a Microsoft Research Asia researcher with mutual interests in a project that could have significant impact in Computer Science.

Internships and Student Programs 

Internships at Microsoft Research 
An opportunity to work directly with Microsoft researchers

Microsoft Technology Club
A community of talented peers, with lifetime membership

See also Microsoft Research Careers