The 10 Fellows below were chosen from more than 450 applicants. Each will receive $5,000 to pursue their project, no strings attached.
In addition to the ten fellows, 36 finalists are listed below.
Can anyone apply?
Yes – any age, any country, no credentials required.
What type of project qualifies?
Any project that will benefit humanity that leverages AI. We're not zealous about open-sourcing, but we'd like to see a rationale for exceptions (for example if you think it'd be best for the world to reserve the IP for a company).
What do I get if I win?
What are the key dates?
What does AI mean?
We're open-minded. Your project can be:
…or anything else that feels like AI.
How will you select the winners?
We're looking for smart people with interesting ideas that could be useful to the world. We'll pay extra attention to projects that seem like they won't get funded another way.
I have a job. Can I still apply?
Yes! Anyone can apply. You just need to make sure that you don't conflict with any IP contract you've signed with your employer.
Can teams apply?
Yes. Multiple people can apply together as a team. Please fill out a single application, but provide background information for each person in the team. You should designate a lead person to coordinate the application as well as receive and distribute/spend the money.
How does it work if I win?
You'll get the cash and credits up front. If you use PayPal, we can fund you same-day. We'll publish a list of all the winners on aigrant.org after they've been selected. Three months after you’re funded, we’ll ask you to write a short summary of your project and post it to blog.aigrant.org.
How do I apply?
Can I apply multiple times?
Yes, you can apply as often as you like. You can only win once.
How do I get the money?
We can send you the money via PayPal or wire transfer.
I love this idea and I want to help! Can I provide additional funding, hardware, GPU time, datasets, mentorship, or help reviewing applications?
Yes! 🙏 Thank you for being awesome! If you want to contribute in any way, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you doing this as part of a company?
Nope, this is just us. The money is a gift. It's not an equity investment or loan, and we won't own any of your intellectual property. Our only request is that you write a summary of your project 90 days after receiving the grant, to post on our blog.