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Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant 2020

Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant 2020

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Application calls for Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grant 2020. Given the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, we are accepting requests in the AI for Health program for COVID-19 grant proposals from nonprofits, academia, and governments. This is a focused effort for COVID-19 grant requests only.


This grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities. The team of AI for Health data science experts, whose mission is to improve the health of people and communities worldwide, is also open to collaborations with COVID-19 researchers as they tackle this critical challenge. More broadly, Microsoft’s research scientists across the world, spanning computer science, biology, medicine, and public health, will also be available to provide advice and collaborate per mutual interest.

Focus Area

  • Data and insights to inform people’s safety and economic impacts.
  • Treatment and diagnostics, enabling research to further the development of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics.
  • Allocation of resources, including recommendations on the allocation of limited assets, such as hospital space and medical supplies.
  • Dissemination of accurate information to minimize misinformation sharing
  • Scientific research to study and understand COVID-19.


In order to apply for the grant, candidates must prepare a description, no longer than three pages, of your proposal which covers the following questions. Applicants must not include any proprietary information in proposals. It is expected that teams who receive AI for Health COVID-19 grants will publish their work and results in an open manner.

Selection Criteria

  • Potential benefits and clearly defined impact on the COVID-19 response.
  • Feasibility of the technical approach.
  • Need for Azure Computing and/or AI to solve the problem.
  • Knowledge and experience managing Azure within your organization.
  • Estimated computing resource requirements.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline15 June,2020
Open toAll



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