Amazon Research Awards issues winter 2022 call for proposals
Submission period extends from December 6, 2021 to January 21, 2022.
Starting on Dec. 6, we will open the winter 2022 call for proposals for Amazon Research Awards (ARA) for Alexa Fairness in AI. The deadline for submissions is January 21, 2022.
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.
Alexa AI-Natural Understanding’s (NU) mission is to build and enable engaging, world-class conversational AI capabilities that are broadly accessible. Under this call for proposals, we are seeking to fund research projects on the following topics:
- Transparency, explainability, and accountability in AI systems
- Theories of computational/algorithm fairness and factors that affect algorithmic trustworthiness
- Detecting and ameliorating adverse biases in data and algorithms, and fairness-aware design of algorithms
- Metrics and methods for designing, piloting, and evaluating systems that mitigate against adverse biases and ensure fairness, including the use of human-machine collaboration and decision support
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.