Microsoft Research has more than 800 researchers worldwide, including some of the world’s finest computer scientists and computer engineers as well as mathematicians, physicists, biologists, linguists, and sociologists working across many research areas.
To maintain strong relations with leading research institutions around the world, Microsoft Research offers internships to outstanding master's degree and Ph.D. candidates whose research interests correspond to the research areas our scientists focus on. Research interns have the opportunity to collaborate with well-known scientists and influence cutting-edge research. Each intern joins a specific research group and is supervised by a researcher.
In 2004, Microsoft Research created a program to further strengthen relationships with professors and graduate students in Latin America. It encourages master's degree and Ph.D. students who study at Latin American and Caribbean universities to join our research community for 12 weeks as interns.
Latin American Microsoft Research interns join a global community of researchers. After completing the internship, the student returns to academia with new ideas and networking opportunities. The students’ professors have the opportunity to strengthen existing scientific relationships and to establish new ones.
In addition to offering salaried 12-week internships in our Microsoft Research lab in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft awards two-year fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students. Only Ph.D. students may apply for a Microsoft Research Fellowship. Students who are selected as Microsoft Research Fellows will be also invited to pursue one salaried 12-week internship in our Redmond lab.
2013 Latin America Fellowship Recipients
Microsoft Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Latin America Fellowship Program.
|Award recipients pictured from left to right: Oscar Edwin Alvarez Callaú, University of Chile, and Rafael Auler, University of Campinas|
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- Microsoft is not currently accepting applications for this program.
Provisions of the Fellowship Award
- A stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in school (US$15,000 per year).
- A conference and travel allowance is provided for recipients to attend professional conferences or seminars (US$5,000 per year).
- All recipients will be offered the opportunity to complete one salaried internship over the duration of the year following the award.
- Fellowships are awarded to recipients for two academic years only and not available for extension.
For complete internship details, please see Redmond Lab Internship Program.
- Preference for Fellowships and Internships will be given to students nominated by their universities. Only Ph.D. students may apply for a Microsoft Research Fellowship and preference will be given to those students completing their second or third year in a Ph.D. program at a credentialed university in Latin America. Students applying for a Fellowship can still be at a Master’s level but already enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Intern candidates will be considered at any point during their Master's and/or Ph.D. programming.
- Applicants for either the Fellowship or Internship must be enrolled in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering departments (if your department is within the scope of these areas, but is titled differently, you are eligible).
- A maximum of three (3) applicants per department per university will be accepted for consideration.
- All eligible students will apply directly to the application tool and if nominated by the university, the nominating department chair should send their endorsement in email to email@example.com.
- Payment of the fellowship awards will be made directly to the university and is not transferable to another academic institution or department. The recipient must remain enrolled in a Ph.D. program during the period of the award or forfeit the award.
Required Application Information
- Applications must include: Applicant's curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference from established researchers familiar with the applicant's research. Of these letters, one (1) letter of recommendation should come from the student's advisor.* In the case where the student is applying for a Fellowship, it is additionally required that the applicant's thesis proposal be confirmed and approved by the Ph.D. program authorities.
*The application tool will send an auto-notification to references who the applicant lists. The notification will include directions for how to upload letters to the nominee's application. The applicant should follow up with their references to ensure that they received the notification. If a reference does not receive the notification (which sometimes does not make it through university firewalls), the reference should submit their reference letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be uploaded to the application.
- Applications must be submitted in English only.
- Applications must be submitted online in any of the following formats: Microsoft Office Word document, text-only file, PDF. All application materials must be submitted by the student, but we will give preference to students who are nominated by their universities.
- Applications will be accepted only when submitted via the application tool. Applications submitted via email will not be considered.
- Applications submitted to Microsoft will not be returned. Microsoft cannot assume responsibility for the confidentiality of information in submitted applications. Therefore, applications should not contain information that is confidential, restricted, or sensitive. Microsoft reserves the right to make public information from applications that receive awards, except those portions containing budgetary or personally identifiable information.
- Incomplete applications cannot be considered, and notification of incompleteness will not be made. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Due to the volume of submissions, Microsoft Research cannot provide individual feedback on applications that do not receive fellowship awards.
- Any student who is enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program at a credentialed university in the Latin American region may apply via the application tool.
- Preference will be given to students who are nominated by their universities and completing their second or third year in a Ph.D. program.
- An approved thesis proposal is required to qualify for application for the Fellowship Program.
- A maximum of three (3) applicants per department per university will be accepted for consideration. Any department chairs who want to nominate students formally should contact us via email at email@example.com.
Please include the following information:
University contact name and email address:
Applicant's email address:
Nominated for Microsoft Research Fellowship, Internship, or both?
Applicant currently pursuing Master's or Ph.D.?
Area of study (up to two):
Interships and Fellowships
If you have additional questions, ask the Microsoft Fellowship contact at your school or contact Microsoft directly at:
One Microsoft Way–99/4118
Redmond, WA 98052