The Google Research Awards programme is open again open for applications and now in addition to computer science/GIS related projects the scope has been expanded into policy areas and we’re eager now to attract top notch researchers to submit applications on Internet policy matters.
Researchers can apply for up to $150,000. However most first time awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year, or around $50,000. Please see the FAQs for more details on eligibility and budgets.
Applications for the next funding round are due by April 15th.
Each funded project will be assigned a Googler as sponsor. The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and Google.
In the last round the following Geo related projects obtained funding..
- General Bounding Mechanism for Constraint Programs
- Modeling the World’s Appearance
- Building Entrance Recognition from Street-Level LiDAR and Video Images
- Improving Terrain Perception in Web Maps
- On Relating Visual Elements to City Statistics
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions..