Research Fellow

Bangalore, KA, India

Microsoft Research India invites applications for its Research Fellows Program.
Graduating Bachelor’s and Master’s students are eligible to apply.
Submit your application by September 21, 2018 for early consideration.

About the Research Fellows program:
The Research Fellows program at Microsoft Research India (MSR India) exposes bright, young minds in India to world-class research and the state-of-the-art in technology. The program prepares students for careers in research, engineering, as well as entrepreneurship. MSR India has some of the best researchers pushing the frontiers of computer science and technology. Research Fellows have contributed to all aspects of the research lifecycle, spanning ideation, implementation, evaluation, and deployment.


Research Fellows Roles:
Selected candidates spend 1 to 2 years at MSR India. Different roles require a different combination of skills.
Current and past RFs have worked on: solving deep theoretical problems, pushing the boundaries of AI, designing new programming languages, field work in rural India, prototyping communication and sensing hardware, and building software systems. Regardless, they all consistently aim to create academic, industry and societal impact. Be sure to tell us what excites you most!



Candidates should have completed BS/BE/BTech or MS/ME/MTech in Computer Science or related areas, graduating by summer 2019.
We evaluate candidates based on a combination of factors including academic performance, raw smarts, development skills, and proven ability or aptitude for research and software development. Microsoft offers an inclusive work environment, and we value diversity in our workforce.


Application Procedure:
Applications for the 2019 cycle of the Research Fellow program are open now! Apply with your CV, a statement of purpose (detailing your interests and your contributions to one important project), and at least one letter of recommendation.
Please submit your application via our careers website, 


Important Dates:
For 2018-2019, we will review applications in two cycles.
•September 21, 2018: Deadline for full consideration in first cycle.
•November - December, 2018: Offers extended to first cycle of applicants.
•February 1, 2019: Deadline for full consideration in second cycle.
•April - May, 2019: Offers extended to second cycle of applicants.
•July, 2019: Research Fellows start (from both first and second application cycles).


About Microsoft Research India: 
MSR India, located in Bangalore, conducts research across a wide spectrum of topics spanning foundations of computer science, systems, security, machine learning and artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, and the role of technology in solving societal problems. Our researchers are curious and bold, and we have a track record of pushing the frontiers of knowledge in theory as well as real-world systems. 
Read more:


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


We’re passionate about connecting highly skilled women with leading companies commited to diversity and inclusion

Are you looking for your dream job? In Office. Flexible. Remote.

Join our Movement

Are you hiring? Join our platform for diversifying your team

Post a job