April 8, 2024

IVADO is launching a competition for researchers with exploratory projects related to the development of artificial intelligence (AI).

The objectives of the Exploratory Projects Program are to:

  • Support cutting-edge exploratory research by funding projects that are creative, innovative and audacious, and ideally cross-sectoral or interdisciplinary. Projects submitted can also be training or partnership projects.
  • Support projects in AI, on AI or using with AI.
  • Enable the exploration of pioneering ideas in connection with and/or alongside R3AI.
  • Encourage original collaboration between researchers from different sectors or disciplines and different institutions.
  • Encourage projects led by and/or involving members of under-represented groups and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

Projects must be submitted by a team composed of at least two professors and the principal investigator must be from one IVADO’s 5 university partners: Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, Université Laval or McGill. The maximum amount allocated is $100,000 per grant, for a period of one year.

We invite you to consult this page to find out more about this new program including the eligibility criteria, process, evaluation criteria, etc. Please note that the implementation of this program will be in line with our principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as our guidelines for responsible conduct in research.

Registration opens: Monday April 8, 2024

Application process: Submissions are in two stages, first a letter of intent and then a complete application (upon invitation only). Both can be submitted at any time.

Cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary research projects are strongly encouraged.

For more information on our Program