Applicants for the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the eligible department. Direct applications from students are not accepted. Student must attend a United States or Canadian university and be enrolled in the Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics department (if your department is within the scope of these areas, but is titled differently, you are eligible). Students must be in their second or third year of an eligible PhD program in the fall semester or quarter of 2015. The nominating university will be asked to confirm the student’s PhD program start date (month/year). See website for further eligibility info.