Monday, 29 April , 2019, at 5:00 pm PST
Long Beach, California, US
Computer Vision for Global Challenges
Computer vision has recently made rapid progress, achieving a level of performance that was unexpected just a few years ago. This technology has opened possibilities in many real-world domains, including transportation, entertainment and safety. While these applications give value to our technology, research to date has predominantly focused on a few geographic regions, primarily the United States and Europe, raising concerns of globally unrepresented datasets, tasks and ultimately the direction of the field.
Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries. We specifically seek projects that address the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts, including data and hardware limitations and better integration of new information sources, such as high-resolution satellite imagery. Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Illustrative computer vision applications for delivering this type of social impact include (but are not limited to) the following:
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Agricultural extension
- Health services
- Education quality
- Infrastructure and sustainable industry
- Disaster relief and climate action
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
This opportunity is open to applicants worldwide from academic and/or research institutions that are eligible for research funding. This includes individual researchers addressing a well-defined problem, or multiple university departments. We encourage emerging scholars to apply.
Additional provisions are listed below.
- Awards must comply with applicable US and international laws, regulations and policies
- Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award
- Applicants may submit one proposal per solicitation
- Organizations must be a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equal to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code).
- Awards will be made in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $40,000
- Applicants requesting higher budget amounts, however, will need to demonstrate more robust research designs, novelty and potential to achieve impact.
- No Facebook data will be provided to award recipients.
- proposals do not need to include conference travel costs.
First Step: register in survey monkey here
Second Step: Proposals should include:
- A summary of the project
- A budget description
- Curriculum Vitae for all key project participants
- Organization details: tax information and administrative contact details
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Ahmed Farag / Egypt“
Reviewed by” Hend Younis / Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team