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Apply for the Meta 2022 Foundation Integrity Research request for proposal

| Updated: October 10, 2022 16:33:14


Apply for the Meta 2022 Foundation Integrity Research request for proposal

Meta is an American conglomerate whose portfolio companies include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It is one of the world’s most valuable companies and one of the Big 5 American IT companies.

This particular Meta request for proposals (RFP) aims to provide huge funding to international social scientists to research relationship between integrity issues and social communication tech. 

Host Country: US

Host company: Meta

Name of the fellowship: 2022 Foundational Integrity Research request for proposals

Number of Awards: Not specified

Degree Level: Master’s/ PhD

Benefits:

  • Meta is offering awards to global social science researchers interested in exploring integrity issues related to social communication technologies. 
  • They will provide a total of $1,000,000 USD in funding for research proposals that aim to enrich our understanding of challenges related to integrity issues on social media and social technology platforms.

Check the application link for further details.

Areas of interest:

  • Interventions to counter misinformation. 
  • Information processing around sensational, hateful, divisive, or provocative problematic content. 
  • Violence and incitement, hateful and/or graphic content. 
  • Misinformation across formats. 
  • Trust, legitimacy, and information quality. 
  • Coordinated harm and inauthentic behavior. 
  • Digital literacy, demographics, and misinformation. 

Eligibility: 

  • The proposal must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Applicants must be current faculty or employed in a role focused on research at an accredited academic institution, university, non-governmental institution, or non-profit organization. Students, including PhD students, are not eligible as applicants.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.

Check the application link for further details.

Application requirements:

  • A summary of the project (one to two pages), in English, explaining the area of focus, a description of techniques, any relevant prior work, and a timeline with milestones and expected outcomes
  • A draft budget description (one page) including an approximate cost of the award and explanation of how funds would be spent
  • Curriculum Vitae for all project participants
  • Organization details; this will include tax information and administrative contact details

Application Deadline: 22 November 2022

Application Link: 

Interested applicants can check this link for details - https://cutt.ly/ZBtVHz3

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