University of Southern California


Microsoft Faculty Fellowships 2021

Slots:                                                     A maximum of three nominations per university will be accepted; if more than one is nominated, then the other one or two nominees should help us increase the opportunities for faculty who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability.

Internal Deadline:                            Contact ORIF if interested.

LOI:                                                        Nominations due February 22, 2021 at 12pm PT

External Deadline:                            March 29, 2021

Award Type:                                       Fellowship

Estimated Number of Awards:     5

Anticipated Amount:                    $100,000 USD awarded annually for 2 years.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Link to Award:

Who May Serve as PI:                     Full-time faculty at a degree-granting college or university in North America or South America.

Purpose:                                              The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship recognizes innovative, promising new faculty, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.