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It’s time to innovate

As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Annual Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

Faculty Innovation Award

Up to $100K in unrestricted funds to conduct cutting-edge research in Sony's general areas of interest

2016 Focused Research Award

Up to a $150K annual fund to conduct research in the areas of Sony's immediate interest


Are you eligible? How to submit? Inside you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions for the Research Award Program.

Call for Proposals

Proposal submission is open from August 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. Award winners will be announced in early February 2017.