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Professor Mykel John Kochenderfer and students collaborating on a drone project.

2019 Hoffman-Yee Research Grants

The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) is seeking to fund interdisciplinary Stanford project teams in support of the HAI research vision (Human impact, Augmenting human capabilities, and Intelligence). Each of the approximately six winning teams in year one will receive up to $500,000 with the opportunity to be one of up to three teams that receive up to $2 million more over the following two years. Proposals should address significant scientific, technical, or societal challenges requiring an interdisciplinary team to make significant progress. We are looking for bold approaches with the potential of achieving lasting, high-impact solutions. HAI hopes to foster a culture of AI research in which technological advancements are inextricably linked to research about their potential societal impacts.

Application Information

(Deadline Passed) 2019 HAI Seed Grant Call for Proposals

HAI is pleased to announce its second seed grant call for proposals. We will award up to 25 grants of up to $75,000 each. This call for proposals aims to support innovative and interdisciplinary seed research in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Proposals should be for support of new, ambitious, and speculative ideas with the objective of getting initial results and should be distinct from existing sponsored research. We encourage proposals that involve collaborations of faculty and students across different fields, with a preference for supporting AI-related research bridging two or more Departments and/or Schools and for the advancement of a human-centered focus. The application deadline was December 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in March 2019.

(Archived) Application Information

2019 Recipients Announced

2018 Recipients