Google’s Research Scholar program for professors
Applications have been invited for the Google’s Research Scholar Program, aimed to support early-career Professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google.
The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career Professors.
Eligibility: Professors around the world, who are teaching at universities and meet the eligibility requirements, can apply. The call is open to Professors (Assistant, Associate, etc) at a University or degree-granting research institution. Applicants must have received their PhD within seven years of submission (Applicant in 2020 must have received PhD in 2013 or later). Exceptions will be made for applicants who have been teaching seven years or fewer and had delays, such as working in industry, leave of absence, etc.
Applicants can submit one application per round, and apply a maximum of three times.
Funding: The funds granted will be up to $60,000 USD and are intended to support the advancement of the Professor’s research.
Application: The application process includes filling out an online form requesting basic information and uploading a PDF proposal via the form through links, ‘Outreach’ > ‘Research Scholar Programme’ at https://research.google/
Proposals are to be submitted latest by 11:59:59 pm PT on December 2, 2020 (Wednesday).
As part of the online form, applicant will be asked to select a topic area. Applicants should categorize their proposals into one of the following areas of interest to Google in Computer Science and related fields: Algorithms and optimization; Augmented and virtual reality; Cooling and power; Geo/maps; Health research; Human-computer interaction; Information retrieval and real time content; Machine learning and data mining; Machine perception; Machine translation; Mobile; Natural language processing; Networking; Privacy; Quantum computing; Security; Software engineering and programming languages; Speech; Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management; Systems (hardware and software)
Proposals are selected through an internal review process. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status within four months of the initial submission.
For details, visit https://research.google/outreach/research-scholar-program/