$150,000 Google Faculty Research Awards 2020 for Academic Research

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

Google is providing unrestricted gifts as support for research at institutions around the world. The program is focused on funding world-class technical research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields.

As part of that vision, the Google Faculty Research Awards Program aims to recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest.

Below are eligibility and how to apply for the Google Faculty Research Award for Academic Research.

Research 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.

Eligibility on Faculty Research Awards by Google

Eligible Countries: All (Nationwide).
Research will be taken at (country): respective institutions worldwide.

Eligible Field of Research: You are selected through an internal review process and notified of your awards within 5 months of the initial submission. Faculty members can apply to cover expenses for the amount needed to support one graduate student for one year. you asked to categorize your proposals into one of the following broad Computer Science research areas of interest to Google:

  • Algorithms and optimization
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Cooling and power
  • Digital media processing
  • Geo/maps
  • Health research
  • Human-AI interaction
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval and real-time content
  • Learning machine and data mining
  • Machine perception
  • Machine good translation
  • Mobile
  • Natural language processing
  • Networking
  • Physical interfaces
  • Privacy
  • Quantum computing
  • Recommendation systems
  • Security
  • Social signal processing
  • Software engineering and programming languages
  • Speech
  • Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management
  • Systems (hardware and software).

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How to Apply for Google Faculty Research Awards

There are a few steps you need to take in applying for the Google Faculty Research Awards, you are to follow steps closely to complete your application process.

Step 1: You can read advice on how to write a “good proposal” and learn more about the Faculty Research Awards. Click on the button below.

Step 2: Ask a Google employee to champion your proposal. A Google champion or sponsor is not required to submit a proposal, but it helps ensure that your proposal is relevant and of interest to Google. The Google champion or sponsor should be:

  • A willing participant
  • Considered an expert in your area of research, and
  • Familiar with your work.

It’s the primary principal investigator’s responsibility to find a champion/sponsor. These relationships are typically made on the ground at academic conferences and workshops.

Step 3: You are to write a proposal using the advice mentioned in step 1. If you have a Google champion or sponsor, ask them to provide feedback.

Step 4: You are to submit your proposal.

Step 5: Decisions are announced in February.

If you have followed the steps listed out above you have successfully applied for the Google Faculty Research Awards.

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