Funding Opportunities

Alexa Fairness in AI

New Opportunity? Yes

External/Internal: External

Funding Organization: Amazon

Deadline: 01-21-2022

Letter of Intent Required: Yes


Alexa AI-Natural Understanding’s (NU) mission is to build and enable engaging, world-class conversational AI capabilities that are broadly accessible. Under this call for proposals, we are seeking to fund research projects on the following topics:

  • Transparency, explainability, and accountability in AI systems
  • Theories of computational/algorithm fairness and factors that affect algorithmic trustworthiness
  • Detecting and ameliorating adverse biases in data and algorithms, and fairness-aware design of algorithms
  • Metrics and methods for designing, piloting, and evaluating systems that mitigate against adverse biases and ensure fairness, including the use of human-machine collaboration and decision support.

Note: if you plan to apply for this funding opportunity, you must notify Beth Colledge at for application and funding notification and upload a copy of your proposal using the proposal template in InfoReady.


Award Amount: $80,000

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