Given the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, we are accepting requests in the AI for Health program for COVID-19 grant proposals from nonprofits, academia, and governments. This is a focused effort for COVID-19 grant requests only. We will accept grants until June 15th, 2020 or until further notice.
This grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities. Our team of AI for Health data science experts, whose mission is to improve the health of people and communities worldwide, is also open to collaborations with COVID-19 researchers as they tackle this critical challenge. More broadly, Microsoft’s research scientists across the world, spanning computer science, biology, medicine, and public health, will also be available to provide advice and collaborate per mutual interest.
To apply for a grant, you must prepare a description, no longer than three pages, of your proposal which cover the following questions. Do not include any proprietary information in proposals. It is expected that teams who receive AI for Health COVID-19 grants will publish their work and results in an open manner.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Describe how your proposed work contributes to our understanding of COVID-19 and/or improves our ability to respond to the pandemic.
Estimate of Compute, Storage and Other Resources
To the extent possible, provide an estimate of the scale and type of the resources needed to complete the work.
Team Composition and Preparedness
Summarize your team’s qualifications and readiness to execute the project.
Submissions will be reviewed and responded to within 14 days.