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Global Collaboration 2015 GRO Program


Sunday, May 31, 2015

We are delighted to announce SAMSUNG’s (Samsung Electronics & affiliated Samsung companies) 2015 Global Research Outreach (GRO) call for proposals and are seeking novel ideas in the following research themes (detailed CFP descriptions are under the research themes and available for download on the website):

· Machine Learning & Recognition
· IoT (Internet of Things)
· Security & Privacy
· Big Data & Next Generation Network
· Data Analytics
· Mobile Healthcare
· Biometrics
· Sensor Technology
· Next Generation Computing
· Autonomous Driving
· Soft Robotics
· Intelligent Assistant
· 2D Materials / Devices
· New Photonic Sensors / Sources
· Quantum Information
· Nano Electro Mechanical System
· Next Generation Battery
· Remote Wireless Charging
· Fast Charging Material / Structure
· Functional Material
· Smart Textile
· Organic Sensor Materials
· Next Generation Display
· New Opportunity Exploration

Selected GRO applicants will receive financial support for their proposed project, up to USD $100,000 per year. This funding may be renewed for up to three years, based on measured annual research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 31, 2015, 5 pm Pacific Standard Time = Monday, June 1, 2015, 9 am Korea Standard Time (UTC+9). Notification of awards (via email) are expected the beginning of July and project start date on/after September 1, 2015.

All proposals are to be submitted and will be accepted only via the GRO online submission site. Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome and will be accepted through a single representative university. SAMSUNG will treat all information submitted in proposals as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Accordingly, SAMSUNG does not require, and does not desire, to receive any information that may be deemed confidential by the university researcher or the university.

GRO is SAMSUNG’s academic research collaboration platform and is held annually with a call for proposals open to the world's leading universities. Through the GRO we truly hope to establish a solid partnership with you and your university. Furthermore, we wish to incubate creative research that will lead to true technological innovation.

Additional information about the 2015 GRO program including important dates, eligibility, submission guidelines, and FAQs are available on our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please share this information including attached documents (listed below) with your colleagues and their students who would have an interest in applying.

Thank you.

Attached documents*:
· “ pdf 2015 GRO Leaflet ” – 2015 GRO Program overview
· “ pdf 2015 GRO Proposal Guide and Format ” – 2015 GRO Program required documents & submission, format of research proposal, FAQ & Contacts, Research Themes & Subjects, overview, research themes-subjects
· “ pdf 2015 GRO RA Acceptance Letter ” – Applicants are required to submit a scanned copy of the unmodified GRO Acceptance Letter completed and signed by an authorized official of the university
· “ pdf 03 1 PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT ” – SAMSUNG values the personal information of its applicants and strives to protect each applicant's personal information. Also SAMSUNG adheres to all applicable laws and regulations including the Personal Information Protection Act of Korea. To be eligible, applicant(s) shall consent to the collection and/or use of its/their personal information in accordance with the Korean law, "Personal Information Protection Act" (the "PIPA").

* The 2015 GRO Research Agreement (RA) will be provided upon request.

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