SONY Faculty Innovation & Focused Research Award Call for Proposals
As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, India, and select European countries, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. 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 USD* 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.
Deadline: 15 September 2021; 08:59 CET
Faculty Innovation Award:
Global research and development at Sony enables us to foster innovative ideas, which could ultimately lead to future technology advancements and company growth. In order to speed up and expand the creation of new ideas, we would like to partner with universities. This partnership will help cultivate advanced concepts and fertilize our own research and development.
This funding opportunity covers a very broad range of Information Technology domains:
- Information Technology
- Devices and Materials
- Biomedical and Life Sciences
Solid research is the underlying driving force to crystallize fearless creativity and innovation. While we are committed to run in-house research and engineering, we are also excited to collaborate with academic partners to facilitate exploration of new and promising research. The Sony Focused Research Award provides an opportunity for university faculty and Sony to conduct this type of collaborative, focused research.
A list of candidate research topics appears below. Please detailed information on the Focused Research Theme in the link below:
- Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence
Efficient Distributed Deep Learning Beyond Data-parallelism and Model-parallelism
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
Intelligent Sensing of Patient-Reported Outcomes
Advanced Image Processing enabled by AI
Machine Learning-based Digital Human Creation
- Faculty Innovation Award: $100K in funds for one year with a possible extension
- Focused Research Award: $150K in funds for one year with possible extension(s) for subsequent year(s)
- Purpose: to conduct pioneering research in the wide variety of Target Research Areas
- Due to the very broad range of Target Research Areas and key words it is best to review the list directly on the websit
- Principal Investigators (PIs) who are full-time professors (adjunct professors are not eligible)
- Researchers who are eligible to supervise PhD students
See the website for full details: Sony Research Award Program
See the Submission Guidelines for the complete set of submission instructions.
- Informed public
- Research Office