Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows Program 2024

The Microsoft Research AI & Society fellows program aims to promote research collaboration between Microsoft Research with notable scholars and experts from a variety of fields relevant to conversations about AI’s influence on society.

Microsoft understands the need of bridging the academic, industrial, policy, and regulatory realms and strives to spark multidisciplinary collaboration that has a real-world impact.

Microsoft will foster strategic collaborations, spark new research ideas, and contribute publicly available works to improve scholarly discourse and society more broadly through a worldwide, open request for proposals targeting a specific set of research challenges.

Program details

The Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows program supports interdisciplinary AI research in the context of societal impact.

The program offers opportunities for fellows from fields beyond core computer sciences to join and support interdisciplinary research conversations with Microsoft Researchers. By facilitating these new collaborations, Microsoft aims to scale the impact of collective research efforts at the intersection of AI & Society.


Microsoft is seeking eminent scholars and leading experts from a wide range of fields and disciplines to join a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations focused on key research challenges.

The submission criteria and eligibility guidelines vary by research challenge for this program. Please review the research challenge descriptions and eligibility details below for more information.

In general, the research challenges seek eminent scholars from academia as well as experts from non-academia.

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