Given the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, Microsoft is 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.

his grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities. Microsoft 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.

This is part of Microsoft’s larger commitment toward fighting COVID-19, as they are working to support remote education and empower students around the world, enabling businesses to work from home, securing needed medical supplies and supporting local communities. They hope this added commitment empowers researchers and organizations to solve this crisis.

Focus Areas

Microsoft efforts to support COVID-19-related research efforts will focus on five areas:

  • Data and insights to inform for 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.
  • Potential benefits and clearly defined impact to 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

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How to Apply

For online application and more information, visit This Link.