Apply Now: $150,000 Google Research Awards In Sciences & Engineering 2018

Apply Now: $150,000 Google Research Awards In Sciences & Engineering 2018

Google is offering up to $150,000 for the Faculty research Awards in Computer Science, Engineering and related fields to academic institutions worldwide pursuing innovative research in these areas.

About the Awards

Google is committed to developing new technologies to help users find and use information. As part of its vision to maintain strong ties with academic institutions worldwide pursuing innovative research in core areas relevant to our mission, the Google Research Awards program aims to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty pursuing research in areas of mutual interest.
Google is excited to support the university research, academic development and technological innovation that happens across the globe. Google has teams in China, EMEA, Australia, New Zealand, India and North America who build and maintain relationships with university research and faculty in their regions and support continuing innovation in computer science education.
In EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), the focus is on top computer science research across all EMEA universities.
Similarly, the group in Japan concentrates on extending Google’s global programs to the top universities in Japan.
The focus is on academic development and research through a variety of programs in China, including curriculum development, the student entrepreneurship program, and computer science education outreach program.
In Australia and New Zealand the focus is on excellence in research at leading universities, academic development programs, and STEM outreach initiatives.
The programs in India focus on promoting state-of-the-art research at Indian universities and academic development programs that use the Internet to reach a large number of students and faculty.

To be taken at: 

Respective institutions worldwide

Eligible Fields of Research: 

The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Applicants are to categorize their proposals into one of the following broad research areas of interest to Google:
  • Economics and market algorithms
  • Geo/maps
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval, extraction, and organization
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine perception
  • Machine translation
  • Mobile
  • Natural language processing
  • Networking
  • Policy and standards
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Social networks
  • Software engineering
  • Speech
  • Structured data and database management
  • Systems (hardware and software)

Value of Award: 

Faculty members can apply for up to 150,000 USD in eligible expenses, but actual award amounts are frequently less than the full amount requested. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year.

How to Apply: 

The application process for the Research Awards includes filling out an online form requesting basic information and uploading a proposal via the form. As part of the online form, you will be asked to select a topic area from among the 18 areas listed above. Please select carefully, as this will determine which of the review committees will review your proposal.
Before submitting a proposal, please carefully review all the instructions in the link below, including FAQs and proposal advice.
To apply for a Google research award, faculty members should use the general guidelines on this link for proposal submission.

Application Deadline: 

30th September 2017