Caffe2 is a deep learning framework designed to provide scalability, modularity, flexibility, and speed to projects across many areas including computer vision, speech, and mobile platforms. For more information on Caffe2 please visit: https://caffe2.ai/. Award recipients will be expected to use Caffe2 for their proposed project and provide insights into how the platform can be utilized and enhanced in future versions.
Applicants should submit a two page proposal outlining their intended research and a budget overview of how funding will be used. Awards will be made in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 per proposal for projects up to one year in duration beginning October 1, 2017. Successful proposals will demonstrate innovative and compelling research that has the potential to significantly advance technology. Award amounts will be determined at the sole discretion of the evaluation committee. Up to 5 awards will be awarded.
Representatives from each awarded project are expected to attend a workshop with other participants in December 2017- likely co-located with NIPS. Travel costs should be included in the proposed budget.
Award recipients will be listed on the Facebook Research website and will be encouraged to openly publish any findings/insights from their work.
Future competitions will be introduced next year to fund more projects focusing on the areas that prove most impactful and innovative.
Timing & Dates
Applications are closed.
Notification process: Successful awardees were notified by email in early September, 2017.