Amazon Research Awards issues spring 2021 call for proposals
Submission period extends from March 22 to April 23, 2021.
Next week, we will open the spring 2021 call for proposals for Amazon Research Awards (ARA) related to two research areas: Alexa Fairness in AI, and AWS Automated Reasoning. The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2021.
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.
"We recognize that solving many of the hardest problems in AI requires mechanisms that bring together the best talent in academia, government, and industry,” said Prem Natarajan, Alexa AI vice president, Natural Understanding. “Amazon Research Awards has built a strong brand in academia and it helps us engage with the top talent in academia to address current and pressing challenges such as fairness in AI."
"Our goal is to support researchers in the automated reasoning field with infrastructure and tools to accelerate and scale their innovations through the Amazon Research Awards program," says Reto Kramer, director of the Amazon Web Services Automated Reasoning Group.
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.