Announcing the Annual Salesforce AI Research Grant

By: Audrey Cook
Team members from Salesforce Research will evaluate project proposals and award grants to those that qualify.

We've seen incredible progress in AI and its applications recently. What seemed impossible just a few years ago is now a reality. Yet, artificial intelligence still has a long way to go and there are a lot of ways we can improve the field together.

Salesforce Research is thrilled to announce a third round of grant funding for research proposals from around the world. Two years ago we announced our first-ever Salesforce AI Research Grant and we received some incredible submissions that turned into research publications, partnerships and full-time jobs. Our goal is to support individuals who extend, use, or analyze AI and its applications. We encourage applicants to submit research proposal pertaining to our current research projects but it is not required. The purpose of the grant is to advance the state of the art in AI and create lasting relationships with our grant winners. Bring on the big ideas!

Starting today, permanent faculty members, non-profit organizations, and NGOs from around the world are invited to apply for the grant by October 16, 2020. Applicants should submit a two page PDF detailing their proposed research and the impact it will have on their respective research community. We encourage you to identify what your research would be enabling, and the proposed outcome should you achieve your vision. Please detail your proposed test case, expected challenges, how you plan to mitigate them and a budget overview. This year our team is especially interested in diverse talent that we can support to elevate their contributions to the field of AI.  Salesforce will fund up to $50,000 USD, depending on the needs of the project.

Visit the Salesforce Research website for full details and to apply.