Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Faculty members can apply for Research Awards by submitting a proposal to one of our two 2013 funding rounds. Awards support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Applicants should categorize their proposals into one of the following broad research areas of interest to Google:

  • Economics & market algorithms
  • Geo/maps
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval, extraction and organization
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Machine perception
  • Machine translation
  • Mobile
  • Natural language processing
  • Networking
  • Policy and standards
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Social networks
  • Software engineering
  • Speech
  • Structured data and database management
  • Systems (hardware and software)

Faculty members can apply for up to $150,000 USD in eligible expenses, but actual award amounts are frequently less than the full amount requested. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year. The 2013 application deadlines are April 15 and October 15. For more information, see the link below: