National Science Foundation (NSF) and Amazon
08/03/21 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time
Grants to USA IHEs and nonprofit organizations such as museums, research labs, and observatories for research to improve machine learning and artificial intelligence. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to research methods to assure fairness in AI and ML.
This program will support approaches to AI fundamentals, system development and deployment that ensure benefits are broadly available across all segments of society. To achieve this objective, technologies need to be accepted across groups that differ by factors such as sociocultural identities, age, gender, health status, geography, income, and education. What individuals or groups consider acceptable, and how individuals or groups evaluate trustworthiness, are important for design, evaluation, and deployment. More broadly, methods to assure fairness need to be developed so that, when such methods are applied, they ensure acceptance, trustworthiness, and lack of adverse biases, including social bias.
AI, including ML, raises significant novel challenges around ensuring non-discrimination, due process, and explainability of decision making. Explaining the inference processes of modern ML approaches and algorithms can contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms that affect fairness, and trust in the algorithms. Likewise, biases introduced by data sampling, data selection, algorithm design, and optimization criteria affect fairness. Hence, research that advances understanding of these factors is encouraged.
This program will support research in a broad array of topics responsive to the overall goals, including but not limited to:
Specific technical contributions that address programmatic goals might include, but are not limited to:
This program supports the conduct of fundamental computer science research into theories, techniques, and methodologies that go well beyond today's capabilities. The research must: (1) be transformative, (2) embed innovations in real systems, and (3) include strong evaluation plans. The lead PI on each proposal must bring computer science expertise to the research. Computationally focused research efforts informed by socio-technical and social behavioral needs of the field are broadly encouraged. In considering such systems, proposers are encouraged to be ambitious in formulating their scientific explorations and to consider multiple contexts and to integrate disciplinary perspectives from the social, behavioral, and cognitive science (for example) as needed and appropriate to the scope of the work.
All application areas are encouraged, including but not limited to, speech, language, computer vision, logistics, educational technologies, decision support and decision making. Projects must clearly be driven by fairness considerations and show computational innovation.
GrantWatch ID#: 196473
10 to 12
Award Size: $600,000 up to a maximum of $1,000,000
Awards will be made for periods of up to 3 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Todd Leen, Program Director, CISE/IIS
telephone: (703) 292-8930
Sylvia Spengler, Program Director, CISE/IIS
telephone: (703) 292-8930
Steven Breckler, Program Director, SBE/BCS
telephone: (703) 292-7369
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