Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries.
We specifically seek projects that address the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts, including data and hardware limitations and better integration of new information sources, such as high-resolution satellite imagery.
Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Illustrative computer vision applications for delivering this type of social impact include (but are not limited to) the following: a) Agricultural extension; b) Health services; c) Education quality; d) Infrastructure and sustainable industry; d) Disaster relief and climate action.
Awards will be from $20,000 to $40,000 for projects up to 6 months in duration.
We encourage emerging scholars to apply.
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We welcome applicants worldwide from academic and/or research institutions that are eligible for research funding. This includes individual researchers addressing a well-defined problem, or multiple university departments.
Deadline: April 29 at 5:00 pm PST.