Amazon Web Services conducts the Amazon Research Awards program and has recently opened a call for research proposals. Find more information at the following links:

https://ara.amazon-ml.com/proposals/#apply
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/call-for-proposals-for-the-ama...

Relevant info:

80k USD cash and 20k USD in AWS credits are awarded to fund projects.

Areas include:

  • machine learning
  • NLP
  • search
  • robotics 
  • and More..

Proposals accepted until Sept 15 2017