February 8, 2021

Microsoft recognizes the value of diversity in computing. The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability.

  • Proposals and letters of recommendation accepted through Monday, March 22, at 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Daylight Time
  • Recipients announced by June 30, 2021
  • Ph.D. students must be enrolled at a university in the United States or Canada.