The Google Research Awards program offers one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty pursuing research in core areas relevant to Google’s mission. The intent of Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Applicants are asked to categorize their proposals into one of 17 broad research areas of interest to Google. Google Research Awards follow an annual proposal cycle, with a single deadline of October 15 of each year. Full-time faculty members are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators (PIs) or co-PIs on Research Awards proposals and may submit one proposal per funding cycle as a PI or a co-PI unless an award was received in the previous round, in which case PIs are asked to wait until the following round to apply.