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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program

Microsoft Research

PI Eligibility
Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel. Nominees must be new faculty members in the first, second, or third year of their first tenure-track faculty appointment. Further, nominees must be no more than six years from the completion of their most recent Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D/Ph.D.

Institutional Eligibility
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Number of Applications: 1
No more than one nomination from each research institution will be accepted. An emphasis is placed on nominations from departments working on computing research areas and on areas that involve the innovative application of computing.

Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field.

The future of computing in academe rests with its newest faculty. In these early-career professionals lie the seeds of tomorrow’s great innovations. However, while recognized faculty with well-established reputations are able to attract the financial support necessary for substantial research programs, new faculty often struggle to secure adequate support to allow them to realize their full potential.

Because new faculty are so vital to the future of academic computer science, the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program identifies, recognizes, and supports exceptional new faculty members engaged in innovative computing research. The objective of this program is to stimulate and support creative research undertaken by promising researchers who have the potential to make a profound impact on the field of computing in their research disciplines.

September 16, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

September 19, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to:, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to:, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact or 979.845.1811.

September 23, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 19, 2011: Deadline for the nomination application, by 12:00 pm Pacific time.

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.