Facebook Request for Proposal on Computer Vision for Global Challenges

Competition Grant / Award Research in Art and Humanities
  • Apply Before : June 3, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6031

Opportunity Description

Award amount: 20,000 to 40,000 USD

Deadline: April 29, 2019 5:00 pm PST

Company: Facebook

Project duration: 6 months

Project theme: Computer Vision for Global Challenges


Rapid progress in Computer Vision has provided many possibilities in real worlds including transportation, entertainment and safety.  While this progress have been focused on specific regions such the United States, and Europe and increased Usage of internet and mobile phones, faces new development challenges such as health, agriculture and education in low and middle-income countries computer Vision can aid and help this efforts.

So Facebook has announced call for proposals for pilot and early stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries.

What kind of project is considered?

Facebook is seeking the projects:

  • Addressing the technical challenges impeding computer vision in these contexts including data and hardware limitations
  • Providing better integration of new information sources such as high resolution satellite imagery

Project impact

The projects should have the social impact in the following areas:

  • Agriculture extension
  • Health services: the project improve diagnosis, dietary water or sanitation assessment
  • Education quality: providing tools for the enhancement of access to information without requiring high levels of literacy or language skills
  • Infrastructure and sustainable industry: improving factory machinery or training to increase safety, jobs or output. Transportation innovations for environmental and human benefit

Disaster relief and climate action: visual information for first-responders to fires, floods or other natural disasters. Technologies to manage or mitigate environmental change.


Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants from around the world who applies from an academic or research institution who is eligible to receive funding should meet the following requirements:

  • The organization must be a non-profit organization or non-governmental organization legally registered locally.
  • You proposal should be your own work and should not be protected by copyright

Required parts of proposals;


  • Project summary up to two pages: area of focus, conceptual and methodological distinction between the pilot study and any future follow on studies, techniques, research applicability. Timeline, and expected outcome
  • 1 page budget description
  • CV of key participants
  • Organization details:


How to apply?

Eligible and interested applicants can apply online

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