Facebook request for proposals : Computer Vision for Global Challenges

Date limite d'inscription: Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm PST.

Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries1. Facebook specifically seek projects that address the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts, including data and hardware limitations and better integration of new information sources, such as high-resolution satellite imagery.

Competitive applications will similarly leverage computer vision to achieve global development priorities, especially those captured in the United Nations Objectifs de développement durable. Illustrative computer vision applications for delivering this type of social impact include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Vulgarisation agricole: better informing smallholders about crop health, pest control, livestock illnesses, or soil fertility
  • Services de santé: amélioration des évaluations de diagnostic, d'alimentation, d'eau ou d'assainissement
  • Qualité de l'éducation: des outils pour améliorer l'accès à l'information sans nécessiter des niveaux élevés d'alphabétisation ou de compétences linguistiques
  • Infrastructure et industrie durable: l'amélioration des machines d'usine ou la formation pour augmenter la sécurité, les emplois ou le rendement. Innovations en matière de transport pour le bénéfice environnemental et humain.
  • Secours aux sinistrés et action climatique: informations visuelles pour les premiers intervenants en cas d'incendies, d'inondations ou d'autres catastrophes naturelles. Technologies pour gérer ou atténuer les changements environnementaux.

Facebook aims to support projects that align with our mission, past research, open source tools and state-of-the-art algorithms. Awards will be made in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 for projects up to 6 months in duration.

We encourage proposals from teams that include institutions, researchers and non-profits in developing regions.

1 For the purposes of this RFP, we define “developing countries” as the low and middle-income economies designated by the World Bank.

Les propositions devraient inclure

  • Un résumé du projet (1-2 pages) explaining the area of focus, conceptual and methodological distinction between the pilot study and any future follow-on studies, a description of techniques, the research’s applicability to Facebook, a timeline with milestones and expected outcomes
  • Une description du budget (Page 1) comprenant un coût approximatif de la bourse et une explication de la façon dont les fonds seraient dépensés
  • Curriculum vitae pour tous les participants clés du projet
  • Détails d'organisation; cela inclura les informations fiscales et les coordonnées administratives

Admissibilité

This opportunity is open to applicants worldwide from academic and/or research institutions that are eligible for research funding. This includes individual researchers addressing a well-defined problem, or multiple university departments. We encourage emerging scholars to apply.

Des dispositions supplémentaires sont énumérées ci-dessous.

  • Awards must comply with applicable US and international laws, regulations and policies
  • Les candidats doivent être le chercheur principal pour toute bourse subséquente.
  • Les candidats peuvent soumettre une proposition par sollicitation.
  • Organizations must be a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equal to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code).

Calendrier et dates

  • Applications are now open. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm PST.
  • Notifications will be sent by email to applicants in June and the award winners will be announced during the Computer Vision for Global Challenges Atelier à CVPR ‘19.

Informations complémentaires

This RFP is launched in conjunction with Computer Vision for Global Challenges (CV4GC), a multi-stakeholder initiative to bring the computer vision community closer to socially impactful tasks, datasets and applications. CV4GC will convene a workshop at 2019 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition to be held in Long Beach, California June 16–21. Successful applicants may be invited to join this workshop and present their projects; however, proposals do not need to include conference travel costs.

For additional questions related to this RFP, please email Andrew Westbury at [EMAIL PROTECTED].

Pour plus d'informations:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Facebook Computer Vision for Global Challenges

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