Google Research

Featured Research Collaborations

We have the opportunity to build collaborations with global faculty through several different programs. This page highlights current collaborations that are important to us and awards that we granted beyond our faculty engagement programs.

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, our research awards aim to recognize and support world-class faculty and labs pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. As part of Googleā€™s ongoing commitment to support ambitious research, we support faculty through a variety of research awards in areas that are of key interest to Google.

Research Awards for Latin America

The Google Research Awards for Latin America are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to support the work of world-class permanent faculty members and their students who are pursuing cutting-edge research in specific fields related to Computer Science at top universities in Latin America. We will be funding $550,000 US dollars to be distributed among the selected researchers each year. Recipients are selected through a comprehensive internal review process and notified of their awards within 6-8 weeks after the deadline (dates to be announced). Each proposal should involve a single faculty and a single student, either at PhD or MS level. The grants will be awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of annual renewal up to a limit of two years in total for master students and three years for PhD students.

See past award recipients


Award Information

For the purpose of this program, Latin America refers to territories in the Americas where the Spanish or Portuguese languages prevail: Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean; the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico ā€“ in summary, Hispanic America and Brazil.

More information regarding the submission process and the mandatory document format can be found in our FAQ. Documents outside the mandatory document format will not be reviewed and/or accepted.

Award Details

Grants will be paid in the form of monthly gifts to the faculty and student as follows:

  • PhD level: The student will receive $1,200 USD monthly and the faculty will receive a monthly stipend of $750 USD.
  • M.S level: The student will receive $750 USD monthly and the faculty will receive $675 USD monthly.

Program Status

Applications opening soon.

Applications will open later this year.

Quantum Research Awards 2019

Google is committed to supporting world class research in quantum computing. Through this award program, our team was able to fund and actively collaborate on research into quantum algorithms and applications for noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) processors.


Quantum Research Awards 2019 recipients

  • Artur Izmaylov, University of Toronto
  • Austin Minnich, Caltech
  • Ben Reichardt, University of Southern California
  • Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley
  • Boris Altshuler, Columbia University
  • Dominic William Berry, Macquarie University
  • Garnet Chan, Caltech
  • Henry Yuen, University of Toronto
  • Juan Carrasquilla, University of Waterloo
  • Khadijeh Najafi, Caltech
  • Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
  • Manuel Endres, Caltech
  • Nathan Wiebe, University of Washington
  • Norman Yao, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter McMahon, Cornell University
  • Peter Wittek, University of Toronto
  • Rosario Fazio, International Center for Theoretical Physics Trieste
  • Toby Cubitt, University College London

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about our programs and outreach efforts on our FAQ page.