Microsoft Research is offering up to 20 PhD Scholarship in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The proposed research must be carried out at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. Only PhD supervisors should apply. Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years. The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution. In addition, every scholar will receive a fixed hardware allowance and conference allowance. The application deadline is 25th September 2015.

Brief Description: The Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Program in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) was launched in 2004 and has so far supported more than 200 PhD students from more than 18 countries and 51 institutions. Each year, PhD supervisors from academic institutions in EMEA are invited to submit their proposals for collaborative research projects with Microsoft Research Cambridge. Applications are then peer reviewed and approximately 20 projects are selected for funding. PhD students are appointed to the selected projects and begin their research in the following academic year under the supervision of their academic supervisor, with co-supervision from a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge.

Eligibility: Only PhD supervisors should apply. If their project is selected, the supervisor has until 31 March 2017 to find the best possible student for the project; otherwise, the PhD Agreement will be terminated automatically. Only applications from institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be considered. For an application to be considered, the following key requirements apply:

-The institute agrees to the terms and conditions in the MRL Term Sheet.

-The applicant must be in dialogue with the prospective Microsoft supervisor prior to the submission deadline and jointly drafting the proposal.

-The proposed research must be closely related to the following research topics carried out at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Award Includes: Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years. The monetary value of the award varies by country to reflect local differences in costs and overheads. Payment is made directly to the institution. The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution. In addition, every Scholar receives a fixed hardware allowance and conference allowance.

Study Program: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD program at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Study Major: The proposed research must be closely related to the following research topics: Computational Science; Computer-Mediated Living Constraint Reasoning; Machine Learning and Perception;Online Services and Advertising; Programming Principles and Tools, Cambridge Systems and Networking.

Host Organization: Microsoft Research in Cambridge

Number of Awards: There are total 20 scholarships available.

National/International Students: Applications from institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa can apply for these scholarships.

Governing Body: Microsoft Research

Application Procedure: Application should be filled online.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 25 September 2015. (Application will open on 1 September.)

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