Huawei Innovation Research Program

Call for proposals


Huawei Innovation Research Program (HIRP) provides funding opportunities to leading universities and research institutes conducting innovative research in communication technology, computer science, engineering, and related fields. HIRP seeks to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty members pursuing innovation of mutual interest. Outstanding HIRP winners may be invited to establish further long-term research collaboration with Huawei.

Our ongoing programs regularly solicit proposals for funding through an open submission process.Let Huawei help bring your innovative ideas into practice. HIRP enables you by providing:

  • Information regarding research needs and challenging problems from the frontier of the information and communications industry

  • Financial support for your research ideas

  • Opportunities to be a long-term research partner with the Huawei Global Advanced R&D Team

Huawei Innovation Research Program

HIRP is a 1- 1.5 year award to support contract-based innovation research of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world.Huawei issues an annual “HIRP Call for Proposals” that openly lists key topics of interest and solicits proposals for research subjects.There are four times HIRP release every year: one large-scale release before early of May,three small-scale release on Middle of June, August and October.

Through a formal review process by Huawei Technical Experts Group members and invited international distinguished scholars, selected proposals will receive financial support with the amount up to 70000USD for each subject.

Eligibility for Participation

Each applicant must be a full-time faculty members, research staffs, and post-docs at a a non-profit academic,university or research institution around the world We do not accept applications from professors on behalf of students or others not eligible to apply.

Applicant(s) shall submit proposals to Huawei for review and evaluation. Applicants shall confirm that no proprietary information has been submitted. Huawei will treat all information submitted in proposals as non-confidential and non-proprietary and use information and materials provided to conduct an internal review and evaluation. Huawei will have no obligation or liability with respect to all received information.

If Huawei selects and funds the proposal, the Research Project shall be performed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the HIRP Research Agreement.

All award payments and recipients will be reviewed for compliance with relevant Chinese and international laws, regulations and policies. Huawei reserves the right to withhold funding that may violate laws, regulations or our policies.

The information provided by you in the Registeration step is only for the purpose of Huawei's internal HIRP management. Please fill in the Registeration carefully before reading the following instructions, when you fill in the Registeration, it deemed to confirm that you provide us with your real personal information, and you authorize Huawei to use your information for the purposes of HIRP. Huawei will use the personal information you provide to us, protect your personal information on a global basis in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, to ensure that your personal information will not be compromised and unauthorized access.

Huawei will endeavor to retain your personal information only for the time period required for HIPR purposes.

Proposal Preparation and Review

Please prepare your proposal according to the Proposal Template. Please use a file name of the proposal with the format ‘Subject No_University name_PI name’, e.g. ‘HIRP201904XXXXX_XXX_Mike Smith’.Huawei Technical Experts Group members and invited international distinguished scholars will review all proposals according to HIRP evaluation criteria, including:

  • Innovation of research idea
  • Feasibility of technical approach
  • Value of the outcome
HIRP Proposal Template: Download

Submission Guide

  • Issue HIRP subjects

  • Submit your proposal

  • Choose the best team

  • Reach an agreement

  • Sign Contract and Start the Project

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