Thank you for your interest in the Salesforce AI Research Grant. Our 2020 grant applications are now closed. Please check back on our website for more partnership opportunities or follow us on Twitter @SFResearch. We look forward to contacting our grant winners mid November 2020 with a blog to announce winners publicly January 2021!
Salesforce believes that it is our responsibility to further equality for all, especially as it relates to the field of AI. We apply our research to develop AI products that you can trust and solutions that benefit everyone. As we see great progress in AI and its applications, we’re looking for diverse individuals with innovative ideas who can join us in improving the state of the world.
Our Salesforce Research team is inviting submissions from university faculty, non-profit organizations, and NGOs to apply for our Salesforce AI Research Grant. Our goal is to support individuals who extend, use or analyze AI and its applications. We encourage people to submit problems or research pertaining to our current research projects but it is not required. The purpose of the grant is to create lasting relationships with our grant winners and to advance the state of the art in AI. We would like to extend this opportunity to the entire research community but this year, we plan to focus more on groups who are underrepresented in the field of AI.
Salesforce will fund up to $50,000 USD, depending on the needs to support the research. We will fund up to four different proposals.
Applicants should submit a two-page PDF detailing their proposed research and the impact it will have on their respective research community. We encourage you to identify what your research would be enabling, and the proposed outcome should you achieve your vision. Please detail your proposed test case, expected challenges, and how you plan to mitigate them. Applicants should also include a budget overview of how the grant funding would be applied, and if you currently have additional funding for this area of research. Please provide links to previous research papers and citations. A third page can be used for references.
See our papers for an overview of recent research projects. Please mention any relevant papers and authors in your proposal. We have an incredible team of researchers at Salesforce who would love to partner with you on the grant.
Should you be selected we will notify you via email. Grant winners will be announced in our research blog and will be requested to provide an abstract that we will post to our website.
More information about the application and suggested research topics can be found in our FAQ.