The Army has launched an initiative to establish artificial intelligence and machine learning research partnerships with multiple historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MIs).

The newly created Army - HBCU/MI Faculty Immersion Program aims to foster collaboration, enhance research capabilities and encourage broader university-level participation in advanced technology activities supported by the Defense Department.

Junior HBCU and MI faculty members who apply and are accepted into the two-year program will train for 10 or more weeks at an Army laboratory before studying and working at an Army-partnered research university for a semester while developing a research proposal related to artificial intelligence or machine learning. Each participant will then spend 18 months conducting their proposed research at their home institution.

Individuals interested in participating in the program may submit proposals online here; applicant requirements and program details are available in a special notice located under the related documents tab. The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 1, 2021.