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Google Faculty Research Awards: Winter 2015

February 19, 2015

Posted by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations

We have just completed another round of the Google Faculty Research Awards, our biannual open call for research proposals on Computer Science and related topics, including systems, machine perception, structured data, robotics, and mobile. Our grants cover tuition for a graduate student and provide both faculty and students the opportunity to work directly with Google researchers and engineers.

This round we received 808 proposals, an increase of 12% over last round, covering 55 countries on 6 continents. After expert reviews and committee discussions, we decided to fund 122 projects, with 20% of the funding awarded to universities outside the U.S. The subject areas that received the highest level of support were systems, human-computer interaction, and machine perception.

The Faculty Research Award program enables us to build strong relationships with faculty around the world who are pursuing innovative research, and plays an important role for Google’s Research organization by fostering an exchange of ideas that advances the state of the art. Each round, we receive proposals from faculty who may be just starting their careers, or who might be experimenting in new areas that help us look forward and innovate on what's emerging in the CS community.

Congratulations to the well-deserving recipients of this round’s awards. If you are interested in applying for the next round (deadline is April 15), please visit our website for more information.