The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.
The Sony Faculty Innovation Award provides up to $100,000 in funds to conduct pioneering research in a variety of areas: information technology; devices and materials; and biomedical and life science.
The Sony Focused Research Award provides up to $150,000 and may be renewed for subsequent years. Research themes include: next-generation artificial intelligence; efficient distributed deep learning beyond data-parallelism and model-parallelism; novel actuator; liquid crystal alignment technology for high-definition pixels; novel technologies for NIR-MIR VCSELs; development of AI-based/evolutionary algorithms for computational discovery of novel materials; spatial-omics technologies; intelligent sensing of patient-reported outcomes; advanced image processing enabled by AI; and machine learning-based digital human creation.
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021, by 11:59 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time; UTC-7)