Applications are invited for the Google AI Faculty Research Awards 2019/2020. The Faculty Research Awards Program, sometimes referred to as the Research Awards Program, supports academic research in computer science, engineering, and related fields.
Through the program, Google funds 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. Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to universities and are designed to support roughly the cost of one graduate student for one year of work.
At Google, they are committed to developing new technologies to help their users find and use information. While they do significant in-house research and engineering, they 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.
Google Faculty Research Awards are structured as seed funding to support one graduate student for one year and are awarded as an unrestricted gift. The award is highly competitive – only 15%% of applicants receive funding – and each proposal goes through a rigorous Google-wide review process.
Open to permanent faculty at universities around the world. Funding is focused on supporting PhD students, so they do allow applications from faculty at research institutions that award research degrees to PhD students;
An applicant may only serve as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on one proposal per round;
Each Principal Investigator on a proposal must be a permanent faculty at a university or a degree-granting research institution.
Applicants are to categorize their proposals into one of the following broad Computer Science research areas of interest to Google:
Algorithms and optimization
Cooling and power
Digital media processing
Information retrieval and real time content
Machine learning and data mining
Natural language processing
Social signal processing
Software engineering and programming languages
Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management
Systems (hardware and software)
Step 1: Read advice on how to write a good proposal and learn more about the Faculty Research Awards in the FAQ.
Step 2: 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, and
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.
Step 3: Write your proposal using the advice mentioned in step 1. If you have a Google champion or sponsor, ask them to provide feedback.
Step 4: Submit your proposal here by September 30 at 1 PM PT.
Step 5: Decisions are announced in February.
For more information, visit
DEADLINE: August 31, 2019
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‘X REALITY,’ implies a lot.‘X Reality’, a new term that penetrates through all kinds of virtualisation that not only includes VR(Virtual Reality), AR(Augmented Reality), and MR(Mixed Reality) but also encompasses XR(eXtened Reality, that broadens the perspectives of reality), CR(Cross Reality, that overlaps real and virtual world) and even unknown X, the undetermined and unpredictable. would like to embrace various kinds of innovative and challenging interpretations of virtualisation. is an open festival.
As has been for the past three years, any contents that gives artistic and innovative interpretation on XR is qualified to be submitted regardless of the applicant’s s nationality, age, gender, or filed experiences. There is no limitation in platform, genre and theme. If you have a demonstration video and a playable build file that can identify the core intent of your work, you can submit the project even if it is still in its development phase. Fresh integration attempts such as virtual modern dance and theatric plays along with other contents that are already familiar with XR such as movies and games has filled previous s.The application is from 1st July to on 31st August, 2019.
The total amount of the awards is 13 million KRW, which is 3 million KRW increased from last year. The winner of the most amazing and innovative virtual work will receive a prize of 5 million KRW while the winners for the best and the excellence in the categories of VR and AR will receive 3 million KRW and 1 million KRW respectively. The winners will be announced on 25th October 2019.
Winners’ would be provided with additional benefits
The winner will be given with a special opportunity to become the NCM Accelerator 2020 through further screening. is Nexon Computer Museum’s annual sponsorship program that helps creators with creativity and independent content development skills continue their work in more stable environment. 8 teams that have been selected as the Accelerator for the past two years have received over 100 million KRW in total. Last year’s winner, , will receive about 20 million KRW worth of support in 2019. The opportunity for special exhibition at Nexon Computer Museum VR Zone is also provided. This is to give young developers and artists the chance to show their work in an independent space and to communicate through it with unspecified individuals.
Location: Online Benefits
The total amount of the awards is 13 million KRW.
Grand Award(Overall)(1) : 5 million KRW
Best Award(VR)(1) : 3 million KRW
Best Award(AR)(1) : 3 million KRW
Excellence Award(VR)(1) : 1 million KRW
Excellence Award(AR)(1) : 1 million KRW
Award details can be adjusted when no qualified entry is decided
Opportunity to become the NCM Accelerator 2020 through further screening.
* Award details can be adjusted when no qualified entry is decided.
Accepts any person or group that creates XR contents, such as VR, AR or MR.
There is no limitation on platform, genre, or theme, and submission is received regardless of the applicants’ nationality, age, gender, or field experiences.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
Apply online through the given link.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
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For Further QueriesContact through email@example.com or visit Nexon Computer Museum’s Official Website
Applications for the Electric South New Dimensions Lab 2019 are now open. Now in its 4th year, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to develop stories told through creative technology alongside leading industry mentors.
The Lab takes place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and masterclasses, and workshop their creative projects. 5 to 8 applicants will be selected to participate.Past mentors have included Jessica Brillhart (Google, Vrai Pictures), Jim Chuchu (The Nest Collective), Darren Emerson (VR City), Selly Raby Kane, Kamal Sinclair (Sundance New Frontier), Eden Labs, Yasmin Elayat (Scatter), and Oscar Raby (VRTOV).Cost
Electric South fully covers travel, accommodation and meals for participants.
EligibilityApplicants must be:
Citizens or permanent residents of an African country
Currently living on the African continent (at least 8 months a year)
Accomplished in an artistic field. Any creative discipline is welcome. Past applicants have experience in: documentary and fiction film, theatre, performance & visual arts, fashion, photography, writing, design, creative technology and game development.
Projects ideas must:
Be non-fiction stories. They welcome creative interpretation of documentaries and fiction/documentary hybrids.
Use immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). This could include 360 film, interactive worlds, animation, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, hybrid forms, and beyond.
Click here to apply
For more information, visit Electric South New Dimensions Lab.
The Elizabeth R Media Fund’s Commonwealth Digital Challenge for 2019 is now open. The challenge, run by Thomson Foundation, is an annual competition aimed at helping young, aspiring and tech-savvy entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth to develop an app, digital idea or tool to improve the work of, or solve challenges encountered by, journalists, communicators and media organisations within the Commonwealth.
Applicants must be citizens of a Commonwealth member country, excluding the UK.
The competition is open to anyone aged between 18 and 30 at the time of the competition deadline, which is 3 May, 2019.
The competition organisers may request documentation to verify an entrant’s age.
The competition is open to individuals and groups of up to three people.
All submissions and presentations to be undertaken in the English language.
First judging will take place in the week starting 22 May, 2019 and applicants must be available for a webinar presentation during that week.
The three groups/individuals chosen to take part in the four-month mentoring must be able to travel to the UK in November 2019, should they be the eventual winners.
The timing of virtual mentoring sessions will be scheduled wherever possible at the convenience of all participants but ultimately will be dependent on the availability of the mentor.
The overall winner will be required in the UK in November. If travel during this time is not possible, the prize will go to the second most successful applicant or group.
Entrants will be asked to submit a 500-word statement with illustrations. These illustrations can be any one of a six-slide PowerPoint (or similar) presentation, a two-minute audio file or a two-minute video file. This statement should be an outline of the mobile application or digital solution that both details the proposal and identifies its practical usage.
Application form available here.
Click here to apply.
For more information, visit Thomson Foundation.
IDEX is accepting applications for the July 2019 Global Fellows Program. IDEX is developing the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world!
They are seeking young professionals (ages 21-35) who have a proven track record of leadership and are seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for under-served populations.Benefits
Pre-departure Virtual Training
Monthly Transportation Stipend of $125 (approx. INR 8500) for the 6 months of fellowship term (prorated for the first and last months)
Housing in Bangalore for 1st month of fellowship term
Monthly capacity building workshops
An advising program that pairs fellows with local resident mentors and a curated curriculum
A one-week Orientation in Bangalore, India to begin the fellowship
Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager
Internationally recognized professional certification in Social Enterprise
IDEX Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills. Ideal candidates will possess:
Bachelors or Masters degree
A minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience
Proven track record of leadership responsibilities
A passion and desire to work in emerging markets and use social enterprise principles to solve global issues
An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource constrained environments
Desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.idexaccelerator.com/idex-fellowship-program-july-2019