CAHSI-Google Institutional Research Program

The Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving-Institutions (CAHSI) is partnering with Google to fund computing research projects to not only advance science, but also to build the research capacity of students and faculty at CAHSI institutions. In addition to potential collaboration with Google researchers and building on Google research interests, the purpose of this funding program is to initiate collaborative research partnerships across CAHSI.

The CAHSI-Google Institutional Research Program awards up to 10 computing research projects across the CAHSI Alliance with deserving projects funded at up to $80,000 with the additional opportunity for $20,000 Google Cloud Platform credits. Each project partners a CAHSI doctoral-granting computing program and a CAHSI non-doctoral granting computing program, each involving one faculty member and at least one student. The aim is that CAHSI-Google IRP projects will build the research capacity of Hispanic students at both institutions with the hope of bridging students into CAHSI computing doctoral programs.

Each year of the program, faculty members submit research abstracts in the areas of AI, Responsible AI, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cyberphysical Systems, and Human Centered Computing, and these abstracts are used to identify promising projects of interest to Google and amongst CAHSI researchers. An ideation process is used to provide feedback from experts in their field and Google researchers and an opportunity to meet potential collaborators.

Promising projects are invited to submit full proposals and undergo a National Science Foundation-style review process. Awardees are notified in the summer with funded projects beginning in the fall.