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Academic Support Programs

International Conference on Software Engineering 2013
May 18–26, 2013 | San Francisco, CA, United States

Every year, Microsoft Research presents substantial awards to thousands of faculty and students all over the world. Our award programs ensure that our research is amplified by collaboration with leading academics, who are essential to the future of scientific discovery. Our fellowships and grants help foster the next generation of researchers and scientists to ensure that new professionals are constantly contributing to research and advancements in computer science.

Visit Opportunities for information about our programs. Some highlights that are relevant to ICSE participants include:

  • Collaborative partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide in all realms of computing—valued between US$20,000 and $500,000.
  • SEIF Awards of US$25,000 have funded 48 software engineering projects since 2010. Sixteen projects received the SEIF 2013 award.
  • Faculty Fellowships are awarded globally at a value of up to US$100,100 for two years. Seven fellowships were awarded in 2012.
  • PhD Fellowships support graduate students in the United States, and comparable programs are available in other regions.
  • Internships are awarded annually to more than 300 PhD students at Microsoft Research labs worldwide.
  • Summer schools inspire and educate young scientists around the world about cutting-edge computer science topics.
  • ACM Student Research Contest provides travel funding and prizes to around 16 major conferences annually for more than 200 students. The competition is now offered at Microsoft Research labs as well.
  • Conference sponsorships and support bring together computer scientists from all over the world.
  • Specialized summits and workshops on key areas, such as Machine Learning and eScience, build communities and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.