Information about Google 2023 exploreCSR and Award for Inclusion Research

We received the following email that two Awards are now open for application.
Please be informed.

I’d like to share the information about exploreCSR and the Award for Inclusion Research, which you might be interested in. Feel free to share the information to faculties working on the relevant research areas.

exploreCSR (Computer Science Research) Award

GIncreasing student pursuit of computing research is a top priority at Google, especially for students historically underrepresented in the field. Google’s exploreCSR awards support universities to host computer science research (CSR) workshops in order to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups pursuing CS graduate studies and research careers, especially encouraging female students to pursue PhD in East Asia.

exploreCSR Awards are:
  • Eligible to professors/faculty at an accredited, degree-granting institution (if you are not from a PhD-granting institution, it is strongly recommended that you collaborate with a partner who is)
  • Institutions may receive one award per academic year, for up to three total years.
    Up to $18,000 in year one, $15,000 in year two, $10,000 in year three (USD)
  • Disbursed as unrestricted gifts to the university and are not intended for overhead or indirect costs
  • Intended to promote collaboration within and across institutions and organizations
  • Applications close July 26, 2023 11:59:59pm UTC-12 (AoE)
  • Apply directly from the online form

In addition to funding, awardees have the opportunity to join a quarterly community of practice meeting, participate in cross-site evaluation of student outcomes, and collaborate with Google employees.

Read the blog post about the exploreCSR including some examples of workshops.

We’ve provided exploreCSR awards to over 40 institutions around the world for 2022. (List of recipients )
We hope you’ll join us to bring this impact in 2023-2024, and encourage you to share this announcement through your networks.

Award for Inclusion Research

Google’s Award for Inclusion Research program is accepting applications here by July 13, 2023 11:59:59pm UTC-12 (AoE).

The Award for Inclusion Research Program provides unrestricted gifts (up to $35,000 USD for Japan. The website says $60,000 USD but it varies by region) to support research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research that addresses the needs of historically marginalized groups.

This year, we are particularly interested in research areas focused on the following:

  • Accessibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collective & society centered AI
  • Impact of AI on education

Detailed information about the focused research areas is on the website.

Please visit the website for more information about eligibility criteria, proposal format, funding amounts and FAQ. More information on prior recipients and research areas can be found here.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

We look forward to your applications!

All the best,

Google Japan
University Relations Program Manager
Ryo Shigeta