The Faculty Research Award program at Google was created to "enable building strong relationships with faculty around the world who are pursuing innovative research, and plays an important role for Google’s Research organization by fostering an exchange of ideas that advances the state of the art." Google Faculty Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to support the research of world-class permanent faculty members at top universities around the world. 

Among this year's recipients of the award include Cornell faculty members: