The Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications is a call to find organizations around the world that are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help accelerate innovation and progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Google.org funds / supports projects for organizations in the AI space with no fixed amounts, but historically, Google.org AI for Social Good funding has ranged from $500k to $2M, with the median at $1.3M.
Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications is building off Google.org’s previous support of AI for Social Good and launching a call to find organizations around the world that are using artificial intelligence to create new, innovative solutions to existing problems and to make progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the past, projects that use AI-powered tools to track air quality and pollution, use bioacoustic monitoring to detect immediate deforestation threats, and connect people in transition to education and job opportunities, and others were supported. The program will continue supporting new uses of technology that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- There are no fixed amount recipients may request or receive if selected. Historically, Google.org AI for Social Good funding has ranged from $500k to $2M, with the median at $1.3M.
- Applying organizations must have the capacity to absorb a large amount of funding.
- Based on the type of project, Google.org will provide support through a combination of funding, product donations and technical expertise. We encourage applicants to submit budgets that accurately reflect the scope of their proposal.
When is the Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications?
Applications will be accepted beginning on 15 September 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all selections are made. Please apply by 12:00 p.m. GMT on 12 November 2022 for priority consideration.
Entry & Eligibility
Who is eligible for the Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications?
- The Call for Applications is open to any not-for-profit charity, other not-for-profit organization, public or private academic or research institution, or for-profit social enterprise company with a project that has an explicit charitable purpose.
- Your organization must have a registered office in your country of residence.
- Organizations located in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), or Syria and projects in those countries are not eligible to apply. Also, individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.
- For-profit businesses that are registered or formed under the laws of their country may apply if their suggested project has an explicit charitable purpose and they are willing to open source any IP created (or distributed) with the funding.
- For organizations submitting a joint application – Only one organization may be the applicant of record, but we welcome and encourage collaboration – especially between technical and social sector experts. The application allows you to specify partners who will be critical to your work. If your application is selected to receive funding, the applicant organization will be the sole recipient of the funding, but it may sub-fund or subcontract with other organizations to complete the proposed project as long as all organizations comply with the terms of the funding agreement.
- Applications must be submitted in English. We are able to work with organizations with varying levels of English ability throughout the review and selection process.
- However, if you have two unrelated projects that you feel would each make good candidates, please submit a separate application for each. We will review each project independently. No organization may submit more than two applications.
- Large organizations like colleges and universities are permitted to submit multiple applications. In the case of colleges and universities, we ask that each Principal Investigator submit only one proposal. Please note, the Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications is not an opportunity to fund research proposals.
- Please read up other eligibility criteria before you apply.
Expected Funding Span
We expect the funding to be spent over the course of 12 to 36 months.
To apply for the Google.org AI for the Global Goals Call for Applications:
- Get a copy of the application questions before you fill out the application.
- The application includes an opportunity to provide links to additional resources.
- Any attachments beyond those linked as additional materials in the application form are not accepted.
- Make sure all required fields are populated and within the given word limits, then click the “Submit” button. If the application has been successfully submitted, you will see a screen with a message confirming that your application is received, and you will also receive a confirmation email sent to the email address you provided.
Application Deadline: Application closes by 12:00 p.m. GMT on 12 November.