The Microsoft Research AI & Society fellows program aims to foster collaboration between Microsoft Research and esteemed scholars, spanning diverse disciplines crucial to the intersection of AI and its societal implications. Microsoft emphasizes the importance of uniting academia, industry, policy, and regulation to promote interdisciplinary cooperation for tangible real-world impact. The program invites global proposals addressing specific research challenges, intending to spark strategic partnerships, generate innovative research concepts, and contribute publicly accessible knowledge for the benefit of scholarly discussions and society at large. For program details, refer to the specific research challenges, application guidelines, and FAQs.
Microsoft is seeking eminent scholars and leading experts from a wide range of fields and disciplines to join a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations focused on key research challenges.
The submission criteria and eligibility guidelines vary by research challenge for this program. Please review the research challenge descriptions and eligibility details below for more information.
To be eligible to apply, candidates will be required to confirm they are actively pursuing (enrolled in the program) or have already earned their terminal degree in their respective field or discipline. A terminal degree is defined as the highest-level college degree that can be achieved within your academic discipline or professional field.
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All proposals should be submitted via the submission portal (see above). Proposals will not be accepted by email.
Each submission will include:
- Candidate information (region, institution, research/work focus, etc.)
- “Statement of Interest” title (80 characters or less)
- Submission of a “Statement of Interest” document.
- This document should be 3 pages (or less) in length, which may include an appendix and citations if applicable.
- See additional instructions and guidance in the “Statement of Interest Requirements” section below.
- Candidate CV/resume to be uploaded in the submission portal.
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How to apply
Please carefully review and consider the below as it relates to the proposal process for the Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows program. When you are ready to submit a proposal, click on the link below:
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