30 September 2019
Faculty Research Awards.
The Faculty Research Awards Program supports academic research in computer science, engineering, and related fields. Through the program, we fund world-class research at top universities, facilitate interaction between Google and academia, and support projects whose output will be made openly available to the research community. Faculty members can apply to cover expenses for the amount needed to support one graduate student for one year. The award is highly competitive – only 15% of applicants receive funding – and each proposal goes through a rigorous Google-wide review process.
At Google, we are committed to developing new technologies to help our users find and use information. While we do significant in-house research and engineering, we also maintain strong ties with academic institutions worldwide pursuing innovative research in core areas relevant to our products and services. 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.
Our goal is to identify and strengthen long-term collaborative relationships with faculty working on problems that will impact how future generations use technology.
Specializations for this opportunity:
- Computer Science
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Algorithms and optimization
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
- Computational neuroscience
- Cooling and power
- Digital media processing
- Health research
- Human-AI interaction
- Human-computer interaction
- Information retrieval and real time content
- Machine learning and data mining
- Machine perception
- Machine translation
- Natural language processing
- Physical interfaces
- Quantum computing
- Recommendation systems
- Social signal processing
- Software engineering and programming languages
- Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management
- Systems (hardware and software)
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- 1 Year.
- Decisions are announced in February.
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
- An applicant may only serve as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on one proposal per round.
- Each Principal Investigator on a proposal must be a permanent faculty at a university or a degree-granting research institution.
- We allow assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors to apply. We do not allow applications from professors on behalf of students, postdocs, or others who are not eligible to apply themselves–the research must be directed primarily by a permanent faculty member.
- We understand that titles may differ globally. In order for someone without the title of professor to apply, he or she must be a permanent faculty member at an eligible institution and serve as a formal advisor to masters or PhD students. We may, at our discretion, provide funding for Principal Investigators who advise undergraduate students at colleges that do not award advanced degrees.
- The same eligibility requirements apply to both the primary Principal Investigator and any co-Principal Investigators. We do not allow students, postdocs, or non-professor researchers who do not meet the criteria above to serve as Principal Investigators or co-Principal Investigators.
- The primary Principal Investigator on a proposal is the point person for all communications regarding the proposal, including funding decisions. All emails regarding the application will go to the primary Principal Investigator, who is responsible for notifying any co-Principal Investigators and university administrators if needed.
- There are no limits on the number of proposals that can be submitted by different Principal Investigators (or co-Principal Investigators) from the same university.
- They accept applications from permanent faculty at universities around the world. Our funding is focused on supporting PhD students, so we do allow applications from faculty at research institutions that award research degrees to PhD students. They do not allow applications from professors, researchers, or faculty members at non-degree-granting research institutes. Researchers at such institutes who are also faculty at a degree-granting university may apply through that university.
- Our funding is structured as unrestricted gifts to universities. We cannot process awards to other institutions (e.g. not-for-profits institutions, hospitals, non-degree-granting research institutes, etc) even if they are affiliated with a university. A Principal Investigator must apply in his or her capacity as a university professor and must be able to accept an award through that university.
- If an applicant’s proposal was not selected for funding the previous round, they are welcome to apply with a new proposal (or substantively revised proposal) the following round.
- We ask that Principal Investigators not submit the same proposal to multiple rounds of the Research Awards. If a proposal is not selected for funding and the Principal Investigator resubmits it the following round without substantive revisions, we will not fund it. If a Principal Investigator is submitting a revised proposal, he or she should check the appropriate box on the application form to let us know.
- Research Awards are designed to support one year of work. We may on occasion choose to fund a second year for a project that has seen great success in year one. Recipients who would like to apply for another year of support for a funded project should submit a new application using the regular process. The proposal title should in some way reference that it is an extension (e.g. using the same or a similar title followed by “extension” or “year 2”). When evaluating proposal extension requests, we look at results and outcomes from the initial project as well as the proposed future work. Proposal extension requests are evaluated alongside new proposals and are not given preference in the selection process.
- All award payments and recipients will be reviewed for compliance with relevant US and international laws, regulations and policies. Google reserves the right to withhold funding that may violate laws, regulations or our policies.
Google select Faculty Research Award recipients through a thorough internal review process. For details on our internal process, please see this post on the Google Research Blog from our VP of Education & University Relations.
Up to 3000 USD
Standard award amounts
- Faculty Research Awards are designed to be in an amount approximately equivalent to the amount necessary to support one graduate student for one year. We expect that most budgets for the Research Awards will be limited to the cost of one PhD student for one year (defined as salary plus tuition, or research salary in regions where PhD tuition is covered through other means) as well as modest conference travel for the student (1,500 USD for US universities, 3,000 USD for universities outside the US).
- The application requests the cost of one PhD student at your University. This will be the final amount awarded if the proposal is approved and no changes can be made to the amount. We do not support overhead or indirect costs in this amount.
Alternative or additional budget items
- While funds are intended to support one PhD student, PIs may split the award to partially fund multiple students. We will also consider support for masters or undergraduate students when appropriate. We may occasionally provide a professor with funding for a postdoc through the Faculty Research Awards program, but we have a strong preference for funding proposals that will directly support students.
- When two universities are collaborating on a project, typically the team will request funding to support a student at one university. However, we understand that some of these collaborative projects may require funding for one student at each school. Due to the budget of the program, please provide the cost of one standard graduate student at the University the project is most aligned with.
- They may on occasion choose to fund a second year for a project that has seen great success in year one.
How to Apply
How to Apply
First Step: Fill the online application with the basic information.
Second Step: Upload a PDF proposal via the form.
As part of the online form, you will be asked to select a topic area from approximately 20 areas. Please select carefully, as this will help us in ensuring your proposal is read by the appropriate reviewers. Do not send any confidential or proprietary information in your proposal. Any information you send us as part of your application will be considered not confidential regardless of any markings or designations on it. More information on how to write a good proposal. And learn more about our Faculty Research Awards in our FAQ.
Third Step: 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
- 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.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Salma Abd El-Aziz /Egypt “
Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt ”
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