fal Research Grants

At fal, we believe in the power of open source projects to drive progress and support the AI community. That's why we've established the fal Research Grants program, which provides free compute resources to researchers and developers working on cutting-edge open source initiatives.


The fal Research Grants program is open to anyone passionate about advancing AI through open source projects. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or a self-taught developer, we welcome your applications. No formal degree is required - your ideas and dedication are what matter most.

How to Apply

To apply for a fal Research Grant, simply reach out to us at[email protected]. In your application, please include a description of your project, its goals, and how it aligns with our mission of fostering open source innovation in AI. Don't forget to share any relevant work or GitHub repositories that showcase your skills and enthusiasm.


"The fal Research Grant was a huge accelerator for my work on the Moondream project. Getting access to powerful compute helped accelerate training for features like high-resolution image processing and multi-object detection. This support has helped us improve the quality of the model and contribute effectively to the open-source community."

- Vik Korrapati, Author of Moondream

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bilateral reference framework (BiRefNet) for high-resolution dichotomous image segmentation (DIS)


"Thanks to the support from fal Research Grants, I could accelerate the implementation of my ideas and bring more of my innovation to the open-source community."

- Peng Zheng, Author of BiRefNet


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