Funding Opportunity: Llama Impact Grant by Meta

About the Organization

We’re advancing AI for a more connected world.

We’re driven to build incredible things that connect people in inspiring ways.

Because we can’t truly advance groundbreaking AI alone, we share our research and engage with the AI community to advance the science, together.

Whether it is in AI Infrastructure, Generative AI, NLP, Computer Vision or other core areas of AI, our focus is to connect people in inspiring ways through collaborative, responsible AI innovation.

About the Grant

Recent breakthroughs in AI, and generative AI in particular, have captured the public’s imagination and demonstrated what those developing these technologies have long known – they have the potential to help people do incredible things, create a new era of economic and social opportunity, and give individuals, creators, and organizations new ways to express themselves and connect with people.

Building off a legacy of open sourcing our products and tools to benefit the global community, this past July we launched Llama 2 as the next generation of our open source large language model. Since its release, hundreds of thousands of download requests have signaled the importance of Llama 2 to the global developer community.

With open source being part of our DNA, we want to expand that opportunity to even more organizations across the globe. That is why we are launching the Llama Impact Grants program. The goal of the program is to identify and support the most compelling applications of Llama 2 for societal benefit.

We recognize that global challenges are complex and nuanced. That is why we are structuring this program around three different tracks:


Communities around the world face barriers that prevent all their members from receiving equitable access to a quality education. From supporting teachers and students with creative tooling or translation needs to personalizing and improving educational outcomes across the globe, large language models can promote opportunities that open up new troves of educational resources for those who could most benefit from them.

Applicants submitting proposals under the Education track are encouraged to consider how Llama 2 could promote the discovery of new opportunities to deliver more equitable education outcomes in their own communities. The might include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Support for Students: Deliver personalized content for individual students in order to convey key points in a way that they best understand. This could include personalized curriculum materials, course programs, and assessment questions that focus on areas where an individual child most needs support.
  • Support for Teachers: Assist in grading, lesson planning, and other administrative tasks in order to allow teachers to spend more of their time teaching and supporting their students, creating a more productive teaching workforce.


Operating sustainably and addressing environmental challenges through bold, meaningful action are paramount to our mission and essential to help the world avoid the worst effects of a dynamic environment.

Applicants submitting proposals under the Environment track are encouraged to consider how Llama 2 may be incorporated as a component of a solution to build a healthier and more sustainable world, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Mitigation Focus: Help us speed the discovery, testing, and scaling of new methods for reducing the levels of green house gases in the atmosphere. Applications include accelerating material science, carbon removal, NDC strategies, and just transitions.
  • Adaptation Focus: Help us adapt to a changing environment, saving lives and protecting livelihoods. Applications include agricultural planning and management; urban resilience; and green economic development.

Open Innovation

Environment and education are only two domains where Llama 2 could be used to positively impact society. We believe there are multiple other domains, as well as intersectional ones, where our model can have an even greater positive impact on society.

We welcome all proposals that take an innovative approach to using Llama 2 for social good, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Faster synthesis and answers from large corpuses of research, policy papers, or data sets, including deriving novel insights from unstructured text
  • Improving the speed of coding new software applications that help us to understand and act quickly in a changing world
  • Summarizing known side effects and anecdotal outcomes of medications to mitigate negative interactions and propose solutions to increase medication compliance
  • Analysis of court records and documents to identify biases and evidentiary challenges that could reopen cases and bring about more fair judicial outcomes

How to Apply

The application deadline is November 15, 2023.

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