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Grants and Fellowships

Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Program
Up to $30,000 individual grants
Deadline: September 11, 2020
Research Areas: must be related to neuroscience, and multiple disciplines are eligible, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, pain and opioids, cannabis, spinal cord injury, and healthy brain aging and dementia.

Smart Agriculture and Food Digitization and Automation Challenge
Up to $500,000 individual projects
Deadline (Expression of interest): September 14, 2020
Deadline (Proposal): November 4, 2020
Research topics: Digital transformation of the agri-food sector; Automation through the agri-food value chain; Validation of new smart technologies and solutions.

2020 Sony Research Award Program
Faculty Innovation Award: Up to $100,000 USD
Focused Research Award: Up to $150,000 USD
Deadline: September 15, 2020
Research Areas: Machine Learning; Computer Vision; Human Computer Interaction; Visual/Visualization; Communications; Audio, Music, Speech, and Language Processing; RF Sensing; Robotics; Software and Security; System Architecture and Processor.

RWTH Aachen – University of Alberta Senior Research Fellowships
Up to 2,500 Euro (approximately 3,800 CAD) per month
Minimum 14 days and up to 1 month
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Description: This is an opportunity for Postdocs and above from the University of Alberta to conduct joint research projects; present research at RWTH Aachen; prepare a joint publication and/or a third party funding application; teach a class or hold seminars at RWTH Aachen; and stimulate further cooperation between RWTH Aachen and the University of Alberta. 

Borealis AI Graduate Fellowship Program 
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Description: This fellowship is intended for students registered in a graduate program in machine learning or artificial intelligence at a Canadian University from January 2021 to August 2021. Applicants must submit a 1,000 words research proposal, CV, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. 

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Computers, Science, and Engineering - Florida Polytechnic University
$25,000 USD for four months
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Research Areas: Computer science; Computer engineering; Mechanical engineering; Industrial engineering operations research; Health informatics and big data; Autonomous vehicles.

GoodAI Grants - To improve GoodAI’s Badger Architecture
Up to $300,000 individual grants
Deadline: N/A
Research Topics: Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning; Learned Communication; Graph Neural Networks; Modular (Meta-Learning); Program Composition and Synthesis; Open-Ended Program/Strategy Exploration; Meta-Learning; Learned Optimizers; Optimization in Modular Systems


Provision Analytics: Looking for Interns and Collaborators 
Provision Analytics, an Alberta-based company is working on on-farm logistics and food traceability with funding from the Protein Industries Canada supercluster. They are looking for student interns (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and long term research collaborators.

Bayer Digital Campus Challenge 
Bayer invites students around the world to find creative ideas to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from digitization. Open to teams of students in Economics, IT, engineering, medical informatics, bioinformatics, Humanities.
Four categories: Machine & Deep Learning; Data Science; Cloud Computing & IT Security; Digital Therapeutics.
Application deadline: October 25th




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