Proposals are invited for the AI for Earth Innovation Grant by National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth Program to create artificial intelligence tools for a more sustainable planet.
About the Grant:
The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support novel projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve the way we monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems for a more sustainable future.
The grants given by the partnership will support projects that create and deploy open source trained models and algorithms that make key analytical processes more efficient in the environmental field.
As an additional opportunity, Microsoft will help the successful proposals make the completed models available for use by other environmental researchers and innovators.
Proposed work should create generalizable, scalable tools that use AI for conservation in at least one of the following core areas:
- Climate change.
- Proposals may request $5,000 (Rs. 3,49,170) to $100,000 (Rs. 69,83,400).
- The budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well-justified costs directly required to complete the project.
- Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one year.
- In addition to financial support, successful proposals will receive free access to AI for Earth APIs, applications, tools, and tutorials, and support for their computational work on Microsoft Azure.
- You may submit a proposal as the project leader for only one project at a time.
- All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they submit an application.
- There is no upper age limit for Early Career Grants. However, if you have more than five years of full-time, professional experience in the field of your project focus, you do not qualify for an Early Career Grant.
- Project start dates should be a minimum of six months after the submission deadline to ensure any awarded funds are received in time.
Click here to apply.