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Artificial Intelligence – National Science Foundation NSF invests over $700 million each year in:

Innovation in AI methodsApplication of AI techniques and tools
Democratizing AI research resourcesTrustworthy and ethical AI
Education and workforce development Partnerships to accelerate progress

Computer and Information Science and Engineering: Core Programs

Supports foundational and use-inspired research in AI, data science and human-computer interaction — including human language technologies, computer vision, human-AI interaction, and theory of machine learning.

America’s Seed Fund (SBIR/STTR)

Supports startups and small businesses to translate research into products and services, including AI systems and AI-based hardware, for the public good.

Cyber-Physical Systems

Supports research on engineered systems with a seamless integration of cyber and physical components, such as computation, control, networking, learning, autonomy, security, privacy and verification, for a range of application domains.

Engineering Design and Systems Engineering

Supports fundamental research on the design of engineered artifacts — devices, products, processes, platforms, materials, organizations, systems and systems of systems.

Ethical and Responsible Research

Supports research on what promotes responsible and ethical conduct of research in AI and other areas as well as how to encourage researchers, practitioners and educators at all career stages to conduct research with integrity.

Expanding AI Innovation through Capacity Building and Partnerships

Supports capacity-development projects and partnerships within the National AI Research Institutes ecosystem that help broaden participation in artificial intelligence research, education and workforce development.

Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies

Supports experiential learning opportunities that provide cohorts of diverse learners with the skills needed to succeed in artificial intelligence and other emerging technology fields.

Responsible Design, Development and Deployment of Technologies 

Supports research, implementation and education projects involving multi-sector teams that focus on the responsible design, development or deployment of technologies.

Research on Innovative Technologies for Enhanced Learning

Supports early-stage research in emerging technologies such as AI, robotics and immersive or augmenting technologies for teaching and learning that respond to pressing needs in real-world educational environments.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Supports research addressing cybersecurity and privacy, drawing on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences.

Smart and Connected Communities

Supports use-inspired research that addresses communities’ social, economic and environmental challenges by integrating intelligent technologies with the natural and built environments.

Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Supports the development of new methods that intuitively and intelligently collect, sense, connect, analyze and interpret data from individuals, devices and systems.

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