Research and Teach AI

American researchers and educators are foundational to ensuring our nation’s leadership in AI. The Biden-Harris Administration is investing in helping U.S. researchers and entrepreneurs build the next generation of safe, secure, and trustworthy AI, as well as supporting educators and institutions developing the future AI workforce.

National AI Research Resource Pilot

The National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) pilot, launched by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in January 2024, aims to expand access to critical AI research resources by connecting U.S. researchers and students to compute, data, software, model, and training resources they need to engage in AI research.

National AI Research Institutes

Call for Proposals

Submit proposals to establish new AI institutes on AI for astronomical sciences, AI for materials research discovery, or strengthening AI for robustness and adaptability.

Advice for renewal of existing AI Institute Awards

Resources for Researchers and Entrepreneurs

Supercharging America’s AI Workforce

An AI-ready workforce is essential for the United States to fully realize AI’s potential to advance scientific discovery, economic prosperity, and national security. By 2025, a pilot program led by the U.S. Department of Energy, in coordination with the U.S. National Science Foundation, will have leveraged a suite of existing training programs to augment the national AI workforce at national laboratories, institutions of higher education, and other pathways. The pilot program will train more than 500 new researchers at all academic levels and career stages in a variety of critical basic research and enabling technology development areas.

Entrepreneurial Fellowships Program

Through the National Science Foundation’s partnership with Activate, this program supports budding entrepreneurs for two years, providing them mentorship, stipends, and access to vital research tools, equipment, facilities, and expertise through collaboration with host laboratories.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s NDSEG program offers graduate fellowships in 19 research disciplines, including AI, of strategic interest to the DoD. The program provides 3-year fellowships for students at or near the beginning of graduate study.

Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing in Practice (PDaSP)

This funding opportunity aims to enable and promote data sharing in a privacy-preserving and responsible manner to harness the power and insights of data for public good, such as for training powerful AI models. Led by the U.S. National Science Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and two technology companies, PDaSP will specifically prioritize use-inspired and translational research that empowers federal agencies and the private sector to adopt leading-edge privacy enhancing technologies in their work.

Resources for Educators and Institutions

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Education (ED) has released a report to guide educators in understanding what AI can do to advance educational goals, while evaluating and limiting key risks.

Computer Science for All (CSforAll)

NSF’s CSforAll program supports partnerships and research that equip high school teachers to teach computer science, K-8 teachers to incorporate computer science and computational thinking in their classes, and school districts to create computing pathways across all grades.


NSF’s EducateAI initiative invites schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and partner institutions to submit proposals to support educators advancing inclusive computing education, integrate AI-focused curricula for high school and undergraduate classrooms, and help create engaging and comprehensive educational materials that align with the latest advancements in AI.

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