UW+Amazon Science Hub

Gift-funded Research Projects

The Science Hub welcomes proposals from UW faculty and research scientists with principal investigator status. Under this funding mechanism, the Science Hub is looking for cutting-edge and exploratory projects for a period of one year. Researchers with approved proposals will receive seed funding up to $100k. Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator. Each gift funded proposal will be subject to 5% assessment per UW Administrative Policy (APS) 36.2. Seed funding is meant to develop innovative basic or use-inspired research direction in one or more fields related to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, including their societal impacts. Seed projects may have the potential for renewal for additional funding, or may lead to sponsored research funding with one or more Amazon units.

We welcome applications from diverse candidates, including those from historically underrepresented communities in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Open Calls for Proposals

2024 Robotics

We expect to have our 2024 Call for Proposals open in early April 2024!

All UW researchers are welcome to apply. The application includes basic demographic questions, and requests an uploaded copy of your CV and a 2 to 4-page research proposal. The proposal should include a short description of the budget request of up to $100k for one-year. Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator. Each gift funded proposal will be subject to a 5% assessment per UW Administrative Policy (APS) 36.2. No third parties should be involved in the projects. Per default, project results will be made available to the general public through publication and open source.

Previous Calls for Proposals