Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence manages an annual seed funding program, which aims to generate proof-of-concept studies and preliminary results that will lead to bigger externally funded projects.
BIG (Big Ideas Grant) Seed Funding 2023
Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence is inviting short proposals for a special off-cycle round of Big Idea Grant (BIG) seed funding earmarked for early concepts and research that has transformational potential.
Applications will be accepted at the seed grant website below through May 1, with projects expected to start on July 1 and last for up to two years. Awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000.
This is a high-risk, high-reward grant program to support Penn State faculty in piloting cutting-edge ideas and research that advances the center’s mission of promoting, practicing, and studying socially responsible ways of using, building, and deploying AI technology. All projects should show potential for transformational AI-related research that can contribute to social good, social accountability, social consciousness, social justice, equity, ethicality, fairness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, human agency, or related concepts.
Funding Details and Submissions
Previously Funded Projects