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Amazon Research Awards Call For Proposals

July 24th, 2017 / in Announcements, awards, Research News / by Helen Wright

The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program has opened a call for proposals for the 2017 round of awards in a number of areas including computer vision, general AI, knowledge management and data quality, machine learning, machine translation, and natural language understanding. For the full list of topics, please see this website. The program is open to faculty members in North America and Europe and awards up to $80,000 in cash and $20,000 AWS promotional credits.

Submission Requirements

Project proposals should be a maximum of 4 pages (single column, minimum 10 pt font), plus 1 page for references, plus CV. All content components (proposal, references, CV) should be composed into a single PDF file.
For additional submission requirements, please see this website.


Proposal submissions are accepted until September 15, 2017.

The ARA program funds projects conducted primarily by PhD students or post docs, under the supervision of the faculty member awarded the funds. To encourage collaboration and the sharing of insights, each funded proposal team is assigned an appropriate Amazon research contact. ARA recipients are invited to speak at Amazon offices worldwide about their work and to meet with research groups face-to-face and are encouraged to publish their research outcomes and commit related code to open-source code repositories.

For program details and to apply, please visit this website or contact

Amazon Research Awards Call For Proposals

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