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Google Academic Research Awards (GARA): Call for Proposals

Google Academic Research Awards (GARA): Call for Proposals

The Google Academic Research Awards (GARA) program is dedicated to funding and collaborating with researchers to generate impactful research with real-world applications. This initiative supports academic institutions and researchers who are pushing the boundaries of technology and computing.

In each funding cycle, the GARA program publishes a series of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) focusing on diverse research areas. These RFPs outline specific research challenges that Google aims to address through funding and collaborations.

Program Details:

  • Open Global Requests for Proposals:
    • Applications Open: June 27, 2024
    • Applications Close: July 17, 2024
    • Notification of Proposal Decisions: October 1, 2024

Research Areas:

  1. Creating ML Benchmarks for Climate Problems: Funding research leveraging ML and AI to develop data-driven solutions for climate action, emphasizing strong benchmarks for model evaluation.
  2. Using Gemini and Google’s Open Model Family to Solve Systems and Infrastructure Problems: Inviting proposals to advance computing infrastructure focusing on efficiency, security, and sustainability.
  3. Making Education Equitable, Accessible, and Effective Using AI: Seeking research to improve educational outcomes, focusing on equity and inclusivity through AI.
  4. Quantum Transduction and Networking for Scalable Computing Applications: Supporting research in distributed quantum computing and its applications.
  5. Society-Centered AI: Harnessing AI’s potential for societal benefit, focusing on diverse needs and impactful solutions.
  6. Trust & Safety Research Award: Improving digital safety, addressing scams, misinformation, child safety, and generative AI.

Regional Requests for Proposals:

  • Google India Research Awards:
    • Applications Open: June 20, 2024
    • Applications Close: August 2, 2024
    • Notification of Proposal Decisions: September 30, 2024
  • Google South Asia & Southeast Asia Research Awards:
    • Supporting computer science research in the region, fostering collaboration with faculty on impactful technology problems.

For detailed information and to apply HERE