As we see great progress in deep learning models and applications, we're looking for diverse individuals with innovative ideas who can join us in shaping the future of AI.

Our Salesforce Research team is inviting submissions from university researchers and faculty, non-profit organizations, and NGOs to apply for our inaugural Salesforce Research Deep Learning Grant. Our goal is to support individuals who extend, use or analyze deep learning methods or can provide fresh perspectives on current research.


Salesforce will fund up to $50,000 USD, depending on the needs to support the research. Payment will be given to the awarded university program.

Application process

Applicants should submit a two page PDF detailing their proposed research and the impact it will have on their respective research community.

We encourage you to identify what your research would be enabling, and the proposed outcome should you achieve your vision. Please detail your proposed test case, expected challenges and how you plan to mitigate them.

Applicants should also include a budget overview of how the grant funding would be applied, and if you currently have additional funding for this area of research. Please provide links to previous research papers and citations.

Salesforce Research Deep Learning Grant
  • ✔ Two page PDF detailing your proposed research
  • ✔ Links to previous research papers and citations
  • ✔ Research budget overview

Apply for grant

  • Application deadline: August 31th, 2018 - 11:59PM PST
  • Winner announced: Winner will be notified by email in October 2018

Questions about your grant proposal can be submitted to

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