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Graduate fellowship for women August 22, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in education, engineering.

I want to get this info out, so please share if you know someone who would be interested.

Microsoft is sponsoring a graduate scholarship for women in math, CS, and electrical engineering.  The applicants must be nominated by their university, so if you know someone who is qualified, suggest it to the muckety-mucks in your department.  (If you yourself are interested, shove the info under your advisor’s nose.)  The eligibility rules are:

  • Nominees for the Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship Program must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the department. Direct applications from students are not accepted.
  • Student must attend a U.S. or Canadian university and be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics departments (if your department is within the scope of these areas, but is titled differently, you are eligible).
  • Students must be enrolled in their first year in a graduate program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics for academic year 2011–2012. If a student has already completed graduate-level coursework in any subject area, prior to their first year in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics, then the student is not eligible for the Scholarship program.
  • A maximum of three applicants per department, per university will be accepted. (For example, if you have three separate departments as listed above, you may submit up to three candidates per department or up to nine applicants from your university.)
  • Payment of the scholarship awards, as described above, is made directly to the university and is not transferable to another academic institution or department. The recipient must remain enrolled in a graduate program during the 2012–2013 academic year or forfeit the award.
More information about the scholarship can be found here.


1. GMP - August 22, 2011

Thanks for the info!
There is no scarcity of fellowships for US-born students…
I wish there were some that the international students were eligible for. In sciences and engineering, foreigners make up the bulk of the grad student body everywhere.


mareserinitatis - August 22, 2011

No problem!

I wonder if one way to deal with this would be to make it easier for foreign students to get permanent resident status. Not sure.


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