Google.org has issued an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help address social and environmental challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, and credit and consulting from Google Cloud. Additional details on the Google AI competition and program can be found here.
Grants may range from $500,000 to $2 million USD, but will ultimately be sized based on project needs.
Up to 3 years
Impact: How will the proposed project address a societal challenge, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? Is there a clear plan to deploy the AI model for real-world impact, and what are the expected outcomes?
Feasibility: Does the team have a well-¬developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Does the team have a plan to access a meaningful dataset and technical expertise to apply AI to the problem? Have they identified the right partners and domain experts needed for implementation?
Use of AI: Does the proposal apply AI technology to tackle the issue it seeks to address?
Scalability: If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?
INTERNAL APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS
Applicants must notify their Faculty and the Office of Research Services (by email, to firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
Note that each researcher may submit one proposal to the competition.
An internal Notice of Intent (iNOI) is required, and will be reviewed by the Strategic Project and Opportunities Review Team (SPORT). Feedback will then be provided to applicants to ensure that only the most competitive applications are advanced to Google. The iNOI components include:
1. York iNOI form (attached pdf)
2. Google Application Form (attached Word doc)
The iNOI must be emailed to Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist (email@example.com) by noon on November 26, 2018.
|November 26, 2018||iNOI Submission Deadline|
|Mid-December 2018||SPORT Feedback|
|January 7, 2019||ORS Deadline for Draft of Completed Application|
|January 18, 2019||ORS Deadline for Completed Application|
|January 22, 2019||Google Deadline for Completed Application|
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:
Maheen Hasan, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist, Office of Research Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, extension 44200.
All applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. The application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist.
Enclosed: York iNOI Form, Application Form
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