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.

Call for Proposals for High-Performance Computing

Submit proposals to use NSF and Department of Energy high-performance computing resources to research and build safe, secure, and trustworthy AI.

Survey of Research and Educator Use Cases

Make your voice heard in the design process through the NAIRR pilot's researcher and educator use cases survey.

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

Computational Graduate Sciences Fellowship (CSGF)

DOE’s CSGF fellowship supports doctoral students in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems, including research in development and applications of AI.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR)

DOE’s SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission, including AI.

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.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (CSGrad4US)

The NSF’s CSGrad4US program helps bachelor’s degree holders return to academia and pursue their research interests, enabling them to engage in innovative and high-impact projects without the burden of financial constraints. The program aims to increase the number and diversity of domestic graduate students pursuing research and innovation careers in computer and information science and engineering fields.

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.

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.

Make Your Voice Heard

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