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Grant Programs

HAI strives to foster a culture of AI research in which technological advancements are inextricably linked to research about their potential societal impacts. HAI builds on the  strength of Stanford research by offering three grant programs

Grant Programs and Guidelines

Hoffman-Yee Grants

Announcing the recipients of the inaugural 2020 grants

HAI Seed Grants

Announcing the recipients of the 2020 seed grants

Google Cloud Credit Grants

Up to $100,000 per year of credits to be used on the Google cloud.

Rolling submissions.

AWS Cloud Credit Grants

Up to $100,000 per year of credits to be used on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Rolling submissions.

Proposals should address significant scientific, technical or societal challenges with meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and beyond. Proposals will also be evaluated and prioritized based on their support of at least 2 of the three HAI focus areas:

Human Impact

Guiding, forecasting, and studying the societal and human impact of AI, domestically and globally

Augment Human Capabilities

Designing and creating AI applications that
augment human capabilities


Developing AI technologies inspired by the versatility and depth of human intelligence

Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the grant winners!  Winning proposals seek to develop the next generation of AI technologies inspired by human intelligence, the human impact of AI, and/or augmenting human capabilities.  They also foster interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, postdocs, and students, and present new, ambitious and speculative research that will help advance and guide the future of AI. Please see below for more information on the selected projects.

View Prior Seed Grant Recipients

We Need a National Vision for AI
by Fei-Fei Li and John Etchemendy
October 22nd, 2019
(Note: See our proposal for a National Research Cloud here) Establishing global leadership through a bold AI policy...

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