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.

In the United States and Canada, nominees must hold a tenure-track faculty position, and may be no more than six years from the completion of their most recent PhD, ScD, or MD. Nominees must be new faculty members in the first, second, or third year of their first tenure-track faculty appointment.

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 Wednesday, October 13, 2010. 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.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2010

External Proposal Deadline:

October 19, 2010


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