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..
During the week of the annual European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, my colleagues from the Google Earth Engine team will be holding a workshop for Research and Higher Education users .
This free workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Google’s Geo cloud technologies, including Google Earth Engine for geospatial data analysis and Google Maps Engine for geospatial data management and publication. The workshop will be held Monday, 28 April, 2014, 18:00 – 22:00 at the Hotel Das Triest (map), a short U-Bahn ride away from the Austria Centre Vienna conference centre. If you are in Vienna for EGU, we hope that you can attend this event as you begin the week of events. Please find the complete invitation and application here: http://goo.gl/b1QCuN
We hope you will consider attending this event. Feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and make sure to apply by the application deadline: March 26, 2014.
You can also find more information on the event’s site here: