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Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship Program

The Microsoft Faculty Fellowship recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields. The 2020 award include $100,000 USD awarded annually for two years.  Full program details are available at

Microsoft will accept a maximum of two nominations from RIT.  Please see the program details for eligibility information.

Internal Nominations

Faculty interested in being nominated should provide the following:

  • The information requested in the Nomination tab.
  • A draft statement of research, limited to two pages.
  • A draft list of awards, grants and other information requested in the Proposal tab.
  • A curriculum vitae



Internal nomination information is to be submitted through by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019.  Please upload two separate files:

  • Submission Information: Containing nomination information, statement of research, list of awards and other information, and
  • Curriculum Vitae

Microsoft will accept nominations through Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.  The Vice President for Research will make the nominations.

RIT nominees will have until Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time to submit their proposal.