Population Health

March 26, 2024

Initiative invites grant applications that seek to apply AI to population health challenges

Programming code displayed on a computer screenThe University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today a special funding call for pilot projects that seek to accelerate the application of large language models and generative artificial intelligence to seemingly intractable grand challenges in population health. Awards of up to $100,000 each are available to UW researchers for interdisciplinary projects that propose exploratory research that serves the public good.

“The rapid advances we’re seeing in technological innovation holds great promise for advancing our health and well-being,” shared Ali H. Mokdad, the UW’s chief strategy officer for population health and professor of health metrics sciences. “We know that UW researchers from a range of disciplines are already exploring innovative ideas for the application of AI to pressing societal challenges, and we are looking forward to being able to help speed several of them towards realization of proof-of-concept with this funding.”

Applications are due Friday, May 10, 2024. Learn more by visiting the funding call’s web page.