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.

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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:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • 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
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine perception
  • Machine 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)

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • 1 Year.
  • Decisions are announced in February.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Principal Investigators


Opportunity Cost


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.

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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