The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) aims to create a world where both nature and humanity coexist in harmony. Over the past twenty years, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded over $100 million in grants. As well as, funding 200+ high-impact projects in 50 countries across Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Arctic, Antarctica, and all five oceans.
LDF has achieved this success through active collaboration with a broad network of effective organizations. Further, to find and support the best, results-driven projects in the world’s most wild and threatened ecosystems. Microsoft’s AI for Earth program supports organizations who are working to solve global environmental challenges using artificial intelligence.
To further their missions, LDF and Microsoft are collaborating on the AI for Earth innovation grant to support. Applicants in creating and deploying open source machine learning models, algorithms, and also, data sets that directly tackle environmental problems faced by the world today.
With the latest IPCC Special Report outlining the level and urgency of broad action required to prevent global temperatures from exceeding 1.5 degrees, we would like to request a call for proposals that can deliver impactful solutions to immediate matters in the following four categories:
Proposal requests can be up to $100,000, for the support over one year only. In addition to financial support, successful proposals will receive free access to AI for Earth API’s, applications, tools, and tutorials, and support for their computational work on Microsoft Azure. Applicants must demonstrate a plan for the continued support of the work beyond the grant period.
All models supported through this grant must be open source. Also, grant recipients must be willing to share their models for use by other environmental researchers and innovators. More specifically:
|Type of Opportunity||Miscellaneous|
|Open to||Specific Countries|
|Organizer||Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF)|