Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

Microsoft seeks nominees for the Research Faculty Fellowship Program 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. Because new faculty are so vital to the future of academic computer science, the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program identifies, recognizes, and supports exceptional new faculty members engaged in innovative computing research. 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 on the field of computing in their research disciplines.

The 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.

Because MU is limited to one nomination for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should include the following: 1) an outline of the innovative merit of the nominee’s research and its potential to advance the field, and 2) a summary of the proposed research.


Each fellowship award includes an unrestricted cash gift of U.S. $200,000. The fellows also have access to other Microsoft resources, such as software, invitations to conferences, and engagements with Microsoft Research.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

November 16, 2009


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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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