This program aims to financially support the research activities of master’s and doctoral students who share TIER IV’s vision "The Art of Open Source, Reimagine Intelligent Vehicles” and to create an opportunity where talented students can immerse themselves in research, enhance their research capabilities, and produce results that contribute to the future of the autonomous driving industry.
Academic advice and evaluation data sets will be provided by the researchers and engineers affiliated with TIER IV to support the publication of research results as well as financial support. We also encourage open-source publication of the research results, and expect selected research projects to contribute to the R&D of Autoware ( https://www.autoware.org/projects ).
Period: 6 months to a maximum of 3 years
*Please indicate the desired period when applying.
*After the program starts, it will be revised every 3 months.
【Start month and application deadline】
Start Month: Please select 1) October 2022 or 2) April 2023
Application Deadline: 1) June 30, 2022 or 2) December 31, 2022
*Depending on the screening process, the start month may be delayed by 6 months.
- Research proposal, research plan, and expected results (please download the application form from: https://bit.ly/3LZQR5p )
- The research proposal should include at least the following information:
・How your research will contribute to the improvement of autonomous driving technology or the democratization of automated driving.
・Functions that you would like to add to Autoware
- Material that shows your experience in research, development, and program implementation (e.g., Github link, LinkedIn, development related blogs, conference presentations, submitted papers, etc.)
*If you wish to include any research associated with your university project in your proposal, please get permission from your academic advisor before submitting.