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Applications Due 29.4 2019. Proposals sought for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries. Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Open to applicants worldwide from academic and/or research institutions that are eligible for research funding. This includes individual researchers addressing a well-defined problem, or multiple university departments. We encourage emerging scholars to apply. Organizations must be a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country.

Priority Areas include (but are not limited to): agricultural extension, health services, education quality, infrastructure and sustainable industry, disaster relief and climate action.

Grants Range: USD $20,000 to $40,000. Project Duration: up to 6 months in duration.

This RFP is launched in conjunction with Computer Vision for Global Challenges (CV4GC), a multi-stakeholder initiative to bring the computer vision community closer to socially impactful tasks, datasets and applications.

CV4GC will convene a workshop at 2019 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition to be held in Long Beach, California June 16–21. Successful applicants may be invited to join this workshop and present their projects; however, proposals do not need to include conference travel costs.