SONY Research Award Program

The SONY 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 Focused 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: Global research and development at Sony enables us to foster innovative ideas, which could ultimately lead to future technology advancements and company growth. In order to speed up and expand the creation of new ideas, we would like to partner with universities. This partnership will help cultivate advanced concepts and fertilize our own research and development. 

Focused Research Award: Solid research is the underlying driving force to crystallize fearless creativity and innovation. While we are committed to run in-house research and engineering, we are also excited to collaborate with academic partners to facilitate exploration of new and promising research. The Sony Focused Research Award provides an opportunity for university faculty and Sony to conduct this type of collaborative, focused research.

Award Research Theme Period
Focused Research Award up to $150K One (1) year,
with a possible extension 

 Choose from the Focused Research Theme List

Faculty Innovation Award up to $100K One (1) year

 Choose from the list of Keywords

Agency Name: 
Contact Name: 
Hector MacIntyre
Grant Amount: 
Up to $150,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, September 15, 2017
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: