Google Research Scholar Program 2022 for Early-career Professors

Google Research Scholar Program

The Google Research Scholar Program 2022 for early-career professors aims to support early-career professors who are pursuing research in fields relevant to Google. The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors. The application deadline is December 1st 2021.

Awards are disbursed as unrestricted gifts to the university and are not intended for overhead or indirect costs. They are intended for use during the academic year in which the award is provided to support the professor’s research efforts. The funds granted will be up to $60,000 USD and are intended to support the advancement of the professor’s research.

Eligibility Criteria For Google Research Scholar Program

You can apply for the program if you meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • A full-time assistant, associate, or full professor at a university or degree-granting research institution.
    • Post doctoral staff can only serve as a co-PI, not a primary PI.
  • You have received your PhD within seven years of submission (e.g. applicant in 2021 must have received PhD in 2014 or later).

As an applicant, you can submit one application per round. Also, faculty can only serve as a PI or Co-PI per round. Applicants cannot serve on two separate proposals.

Note: Applicants can apply a maximum of 3 times within the 7 years post-PhD.

Selection Criteria

Proposals are selected through an internal review process. Applicants will be notified of their proposal status within four months of the initial submission. We ask applicants to categorize their proposals into one of the following areas of interest to Google in Computer Science and related fields:

  • Algorithms and optimization
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Cooling and power
  • Geo/maps
  • Health research
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval and real time content
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine perception / translation
  • Mobile
  • Natural language processing
  • Networking
  • Privacy
  • Quantum computing
  • Security
  • Software engineering and programming languages
  • Speech
  • Structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management
  • Systems (hardware and software)

How To Apply For The Google Research Scholar Program

The application process includes filling out an online form requesting basic information and uploading a PDF proposal via the form. As part of the online form, you will need to select a topic area. Please select carefully, as this will help Google ensures the appropriate reviewers read your proposal.

Do not send any confidential or proprietary information in your proposal. Google will consider any information you send as part of your application not confidential regardless of any markings or designations on it.

Below are the steps you need to take to submit your application:

  1. Read advice on how to write a good proposal here.
  2. Write your proposal using the advice mentioned in step 1.
  3. Submit your proposal once the application window opens. You can find format recommendations in the FAQ.

Applicants are notified within 4 months of submission.

For more information about the program, visit webpage of the Google Research Scholar Program 2022.

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