We’ve just completed another round of the Google Research Awards, our annual open call for proposals on computer science and related topics including machine learning, machine perception, natural language processing, and security. Our grants cover tuition for a graduate student and provide both faculty and students the opportunity to work directly with Google researchers and engineers.
This round we received 876 proposals covering 44 countries and over 300 universities. After expert reviews and committee discussions, we decided to fund 143 projects. Here are a few observations from this round:
- The subject areas that received the most support were machine learning, machine perception, networking and systems.
- Proposals related to Machine learning represented 20% of the total submissions received, up from 12% in 2015.
- Proportionally, proposals from Europe had a 4% higher acceptance rate, attributed to our increased research presence in Zürich.
Congratulations to the well-deserving recipients of this round’s awards. If you are interested in applying for the next round (deadline is September 30th), please visit our website for more information.