Salesforce Research Deep Learning Grant

Connecting deep learning researchers with the world's smartest CRM.

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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.

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Two page PDF detailing the reserach project you would like to pursue

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Prior work

A few links to previous research papers and citations you’ve done in the past

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Research budget overview including itemized costs other funding partners

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

Application process

Questions about your grant proposal can be submitted to

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