Academic and Research Awards in North America

Recognizing top talent and promoting innovation

Microsoft Research is eager to recognize and support outstanding fellows, scholars, and researchers to advance the state of computer science and to strengthen collaborative relationships with academic institutions. We sponsor several programs in North America. 

Fellowship and scholarship programs

The Microsoft Research Fellowship programs in North America enable young researchers and new faculty to collaborate with colleagues around the world, focusing on work that can impact current and future directions for research.

Application processes for specific programs:

Academic awards

Microsoft Research seeks to recognize academic researchers who, through exceptional talent and thought leadership, are contributing breakthrough, high-impact research in the sciences.

In 2008, we supported the following awards programs in North America: