Sponsor:  Microsoft Research

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program
Funding Amount: Not Listed
Duration: Not Listed

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Thomas Wahl (CIS)


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 08/22/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 10/22/2012

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one candidate from Northeastern may submit a preliminary application for this program. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (4824) as soon as possible and by September 14, submit a CV and 2-page pre-proposal following the format defined in the university’s Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Candidates must be new faculty members in the first, second, or third year of their first tenure-track faculty appointment, and should have completed their most recent PhD or ScD in 2006 or later.

Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field. This research may also integrate approaches from other disciplines, often resulting in significant advances in the state of the art. Ultimately, for interdisciplinary candidates, the research mix should include computing “at the heart of the research.”

Funding Areas

The objective of this program is to stimulate and support creative research undertaken by promising researchers who have the potential to make a profound impact in their research disciplines. The focus of this fellowship program is on novel approaches, with computing “at the heart of the research.” Here are the key characteristics of the research the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship program is intended to support:

  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Novel thought
  • Thought leadership
  • High potential for impact on the discipline
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Computing at the heart of the research
  • Relevance to the goals of Microsoft Research

Each fellowship includes a cash award. The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows also have access to other Microsoft resources, such as software, invitations to conferences, and engagements with Microsoft Research. Microsoft awards Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship grants each year; awardees are selected by April.

The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Awards program provides recipients considerable freedom in planning the focus of their academic research. The funds can be applied to a wide variety of uses to pursue novel research. Examples of possible research areas include, but are not limited to: interdisciplinary research, scientific computing, bioinformatics, computational biology, software engineering, and other areas where computing transforms the discipline and advances the state of the art.