2022 Google’s AI For Social Good Program For NGOs and Academics in America

Last Updated on June 16, 2022

Google’s AI For Social Good Program

Google is now accepting applications for the Google AI for Social Good Workshop. This is a collaborative NGO + academic Workshop aimed at bringing together NGOs working on tough problems in their communities with academic experts and Google researchers to foster new collaborative solutions.

The themes of the workshop are:

  • Sustainability & Climate
  • Economic opportunity

Project proposals that address either of the two above themes and aim to advance racial equity and justice are particularly of interest. We invite proposals from NGOs and Academics.


Google will help match NGOs and Academics based on problem statements and relevant AI expertise. However, if you already have an ongoing collaboration (NGO and Academic), you can indicate the partnership in the application and we will consider that in the matchmaking stage when finalizing invitations to the workshop.

Selected organizations and academic partners will be invited to a virtual workshop to jointly explore the development of AI for Social Good proposals.

Following the workshop, there will be an additional opportunity to submit joint academic-NGO proposals. A team of experts at Google will carefully review each proposal. Selected proposals will be eligible for additional funding and support from Google to help bring their ideas to life, which may include:

  • The opportunity to consult and collaborate with Google researchers, engineers, program and product managers, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers, and more
  • Access to Google Cloud credits to support computing needs
  • NGOs from the selected research proposals may be awarded $75,000 USD in funding from Google.org to support the project detailed in the research proposals.
  • Academics from the selected research proposals will be named “Impact Scholars” and recognized for their efforts in leading AI projects that have real-world impact. Impact Scholars will receive an unrestricted award of $30,000 USD.
  • Funded projects are expected to be scoped for a year. At the end of the year, projects that conduct innovative research and validate the initial hypothesis through pilot tests may be considered for additional funding and support.


  • NGOs: They are requesting NGO applications that detail the problems you are facing and how AI might help unlock significant potential for impact. They encourage applications of AI that significantly impact an organization’s existing workflows or lead to the creation of new, innovative approaches.
    • They invite applications from NGOs working in Sustainability/Climate and Economic Opportunity in North, Central, and South America.
  • Academics: They are requesting applications from Academics that showcase interests in novel AI technologies for social good or in conducting research that evaluates a known AI technique in a novel field of application for social good.
    • They will prioritize academics with AI expertise or interest in Sustainability/Climate and Economic Opportunity.
    • Interested academic partners may indicate in their application how their expertise in these areas may apply to the proposed application areas.
    • They invite applications from Academics working in AI and related fields from universities in North, Central, and South America.


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Google AI.

Deadline: June 24, 2022

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