The second annual a2 Pilot Awards — a national competition that has earmarked $8M annually to fund 15-30 pilot projects at the intersection of AI/emerging tech + aging/ADRD. The a2 Pilot Awards is hosted by the a2 Collective which represents and is funded by the NIA’s $65M Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research (AITC) program.
This year’s competition process includes a very short Preliminary Round 1 Letter of Intent Application due on Monday, Aug 15. Decisions will be made by Sep. 16th, and then a subset of Round 1 applicants will be invited to submit an Invited Full Round 2 Application for funding by Spring 2023. Applicants can request up to $200k in non-dilutive direct costs and can be any USA-domiciled entity (for-profit and non-profit) of any size. Each pilot project will work closely with one of three AITC Collaboratories centered at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of Pennsylvania.
All details on how to apply are at a2 Pilot Awards | a2PilotAwards.ai (a2collective.ai)