AI for Accessibility Grant by Microsoft Corporation 2021-22

AI for Accessibility Grant by Microsoft Corporation

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AI for Accessibility Grant:

AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities. Microsoft is looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. Microsoft wants to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities.

Sponsored University:

Microsoft University.

Degree Level:

Undergraduates, Graduates or Post Graduates.

Study Areas:

Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence.

Grant Details:

Azure compute credits plus grants:

In addition to Azure compute credits worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000 (depending on your project scope and needs), these grants cover costs related to collecting or labeling data, developing models, or other engineering-related work. Applications are evaluated on their scientific merit, innovative use of AI technology, and potential for scalability.

Our community of AI for Accessibility grantees also receive Azure developer support, resources, and opportunities to collaborate and showcase their work.

Eligible Nationalities:

This award program is available worldwide.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are invited from developers, NGO’s, academics, researchers, and inventors to accelerate their work for people with disabilities. This is a global program: Grant applications from all countries are eligible.

If you are worried about not meeting all requirements, please connect to someone in your community who can support you and partner on an application.

Application Procedure and Documentation:

Review the proposal requirements document. Your project proposal should describe the accessibility challenge addressed, the technical solution proposed, and its potential impact on people with disabilities. Please follow the application form and be as specific as possible.

Application Form

Application Deadline:

July 30, 2021

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