You can help fund the research that is needed to improve the quality of life of those suffering from conditions that may not be easily treated, the company announced on Thursday.
The announcement is a big step forward for Google, which has traditionally focused its philanthropic efforts on scientists and their research projects, but the news comes after years of struggling with the shortage of scientists in the US.
The company has invested $7.4 billion in the last three years, more than any other tech company.
“There are a lot of things we can do to help make the world a better place, and that includes supporting scientists working on issues like these,” the company said in a statement.
“Scientists are often at the front of the line to make breakthroughs, and it is important for us to have them working in a supportive environment to make that happen.”
The announcement comes after Google announced in January that it was funding a series of initiatives aimed at supporting researchers in the field.
These include grants for the creation of scientific instruments and materials, as well as scholarships to train graduate students.
Google has also partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to establish a research center in Philadelphia, and announced plans to open a new campus in San Francisco.
It is also encouraging to see Google stepping into the fray.
For years, the Silicon Valley company has been trying to foster a more diverse workforce by promoting more diverse job titles, training programs, and other initiatives to help those without a science degree or a PhD pursue careers in the technology sector.
Google is also taking a more aggressive approach in hiring for the job of its new CEO, Marc Benioff, who took the helm in December.
He will be replacing Eric Schmidt, who was ousted in January after just a few months in the role.
Google’s hiring of scientists and engineers is a new initiative and comes amid a concerted push to recruit more women and minorities to the tech industry.
“As we move towards a more globally diverse and inclusive workforce, we must do more to ensure the inclusion of people of all backgrounds,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in an email.
“Our new hiring program is a step in the right direction and we are excited to see how this impacts the people we work with and the opportunities that are available to them.”