Below are the components for the proposal that you will need to submit. Note: this is not the actual submission form; it’s here just to help you prepare all the material for submission in advance. For the live submission form, use this link.
If your proposal is accepted we will need the university department contact for completing the financial transaction and to provide a press release. Please provide your department contact information.
Department Finance Contact Information
Department Marketing/Media Relations Contact Information
Funding amount requested (max $50,000)
What is the planned budget breakdown?
(Student funding, travel, equipment, etc.)
Research Area of your proposal: (please choose the area that is the best fit for your research proposal)
Content Understanding & Recommendation
Natural Language Processing
Microeconomics and Mechanism Design
Image and Video Understanding
Machine Learning, Deep Learning & AI
5G/Multi-access Edge Computing
Other related areas
Title of Proposal
Research Objective (summary goal)
Background and description of the technical problem areas (please limit to no more than 3 pages)
Expected Outcome (ex. joint published paper, improve algorithms, etc.)
Do you anticipate developing original databases, algorithms, or code as part of your proposed project?
Has the academic reviewed their university's policy on ownership of copyrights?
Under their university's policy, does the academic own copyrights in works that they create?
Can the academic sign the Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Agreement?
(Agreement must be signed within 7 days after notification that you have been selected to participate in the FREP. The FREP Master Agreement is located in the "Legal Agreements" section of the application. Yahoo Research is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Legal Agreements.)
What is the relevance of the proposal to Yahoo? Example: Is the research driven by a need in a product group that the Yahoo Research scientist is partnering with?
How does the Yahoo Research scientist plan to coordinate and engage with the academics? Example: Weekly phone calls, monthly check-ins, co-published papers, etc.