Funding Opportunities

As a hub for the intersection of Physics and AI in the Boston area and beyond, we are happy to share funding opportunities at this intersection as we become aware of them.

Note: These are opportunities external to IAIFI. For IAIFI-related job opportunities, see our IAIFI Jobs page.

Postdoctoral Networking Tour in AI, Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Germany
Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Deadline: 2023-02-27 | Learn more

Details The DAAD AInet Fellowship is awarded twice a year to a group of outstanding international early career researchers in the field of artificial intelligence. Awardees will be invited to join the Postdoctoral Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence (Postdoc-NeT-AI), a two-step networking program that offers participants the opportunity to interact face-to-face with leading researchers in Germany, with the aim of initiating collaborations, and creating new research and career opportunities. Additionally, awardees are included in the DAAD AInet Fellows & Alumni Network, offering long-term access to German AI research, and bringing together bright researchers from all around the world.

NSF Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education
National Science Foundation
Deadline: 2023-02-15 | Learn more

Details The objective of PAARE is to improve the quality and environment of astronomy and astrophysics research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term partnerships that provide authentic pathways into the research enterprise and broaden the participation of individuals from groups underrepresented in astronomy. Partnerships must substantially involve institutions seeking to create opportunities for student and faculty research that will increase the recruitment, retention, and success of these individuals. It is expected that the partnerships will build or strengthen research capacity, as well as foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for astronomy and astrophysics research and education at the partnering institutions.

Envisioning the Future of Computing Prize (MIT only)
MIT Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC)
Deadline: 2023-02-28 | Learn more

Details The Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), a cross-cutting initiative within the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, in collaboration with the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, invites MIT students to envision the future of computing. Tell us your ideas, aspirations, and vision for what you think the future holds. The winning entry of the Envisioning the Future of Computing competition will be awarded a $10K prize. **This is open to only presently-enrolled MIT students, undergraduate or graduate.**

NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPS-Ascend)
National Science Foundation
Deadline: 2023-10-18 | Learn more

Details The purpose of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend) program is to support postdoctoral Fellows who will broaden the participation of members of groups that are historically excluded and currently underrepresented in MPS fields in the U.S., defined in this solicitation as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Indigenous and Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Native Pacific Islanders, as future leaders in MPS fields. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions, and help broaden participation within MPS fields. The program funds postdoctoral Fellows in research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development and facilitates their transition into a faculty appointment. Awards will support research in any scientific area within the purview of the five MPS Divisions: the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences (AST), Chemistry (CHE), Materials Research (DMR), Mathematical Sciences (DMS), and Physics (PHY). Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.