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Microsoft Artificial Intelligence for Accessibility Grants 2021

Microsoft Artificial Intelligence for Accessibility Grants 2021

Deadline: June 30, 2021 / December 17, 2021
Open to:
international applicants
azure compute credits worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000


Applications for the Microsoft AI for Accessibility Grants 2021 are now open. The AI for Accessibility grants support projects that use AI to empower people living with disabilities.

They are looking for individuals or teams who are not only passionate about making the world more inclusive, but also firmly rooted in the communities they intend to benefit. They want to invest in ideas that are developed by or with people with disabilities.



If you are worried about not meeting all requirements, connect to someone in your community who can support you and partner on an application.

Evaluation Criteria

AI for Accessibility grant applications are reviewed by Microsoft employees who are directly involved in the AI for Accessibility grant selection process for the sole purpose of proposal review and to determine the grant level to be provided. Projects should be developed with or by people with disabilities.

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:


Review the proposal requirements document. Your project proposal should describe the accessibility challenge addressed, the technical solution proposed, and its potential impact on people with disabilities. Follow the application form and be as specific as possible.

How to apply?

They accept proposals on a rolling basis and review them a few times a year. The next deadlines are:

Submit your project proposal via the online application form

For more information, please visit the official website.