Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol44 Issue44 4–8 November 2019

National Science Foundation – Artificial Intelligence

New funding opportunity anticipates $200 million in long-term investments in AI research and education over the next 6 years




Press Release

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program anticipates approximately $120 million in grants next year to fund planning grants and up to six research institutes in order to advance AI research and create national nexus points for universities, federal agencies, industries and nonprofits.

The program, led by NSF in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has both planning and institute tracks. The planning track will support planning grants for up to two years and $500,000 to enable teams to develop collaborative plans and capacity for full institute operations. The institute track will support cooperative agreements of $16 million to $20 million for four to five years (up to $4 million per year) for the creation of AI Research Institutes in an initial set of high-priority areas:

Trustworthy AIFoundations of Machine LearningAI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food SystemAI-Augmented LearningAI for Accelerating Molecular Synthesis and ManufacturingAI for Discovery in Physics

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