Amazon Research Awards issues spring 2023 call for proposals
The submission period opens March 15 and closes on April 26.
Amazon Research Awards (ARA) is announcing the spring 2023 call for proposals (CFP) for the Amazon Web Services AI: Generative AI research area, a new focus area for this cycle. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on April 26, 2023.
Proposals will be reviewed for the quality of their scientific content, creativity, and their potential for impact at scale. Proposals related to theory, practice, and novel new techniques are all welcome.
This edition of the call for proposals reflects Amazon's ongoing efforts to collaborate with researchers in an important area of research, generative artificial intelligence.
"Over the past decade, we have seen a shift in moving from classical machine learning methodologies coupled with heuristics towards generative models to produce convincing results in various domains," said Arash Nourian, AWS general manager, Machine Learning Engines. "Generative AI has a great potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the world around us. However, it presents a number of challenges that should be addressed in order to realize its full potential, such as responsible use of these systems. At AWS, we think it is important to support the research community in addressing these challenges that could have a direct technological and societal impact."
ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers.
Before applying, we encourage researchers to visit the ARA website and read our frequently asked questions for more specific program information. We look forward to receiving your submissions.