Foundation / Corporation
10/07/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
In-kind grants of cloud computing resources to USA, Canada, and International individuals affiliated with a nonprofit, IHE, government entity, or company for projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is intended for projects that align with at least one of four areas of interest: agriculture, climate change, biodiversity, and water. The grants provide access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems.
For information about the four focus areas, see the URL for Full Text.
Currently, AI for Earth provides two types of grants. Each round, you can apply to either, or both, depending on your project needs:
- Data labeling services: An important prerequisite for most AI projects is having an accurately labeled dataset to train your model on. Grants are provided to help label key datasets in the four environmental focus areas. All datasets that are labeled through the grants program are hosted on Azure and made publicly available to other organizations and individuals for training models. The amount granted is dependent on size of dataset and difficulty of labeling. Please include in your application, the size of the dataset and other associated costs such as labor.
- Azure compute credits: If you already have access to a labeled dataset and are ready to start computing in the cloud and accessing Azure AI tools, this grant provides you with Azure compute credits. By being a member of the AI for Earth grantee community, you also have access to additional resources (technical advice and support, online Azure training materials, as well as invitations to the AI for Earth Summit for networking and education opportunities).
GrantWatch ID#: 186066
Azure compute credits worth $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 (depending on project scope and needs).
Grantees will receive 12 months of free resources.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.