December 20, 2018

Announcing the winners of the Instagram Research Awards for Social Technologies

By: Instagram Research

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Instagram Research Awards for Social Technologies. Instagram’s mission is to bring you closer to the people and things you love. To do that, we need to continue deepening our understanding of how people engage with social media in a variety of ways. With these awards, Instagram is supporting new and innovative research to understand the effects of social media on personal well-being and social commerce around the world. The findings from this research will be shared publicly with the research community. No Instagram data will be provided to award recipients.

The winners were chosen from a large pool of applicants from a wide range of geographical regions, academic disciplines and topics—helping us better understand the role that social technologies play in our world.

The three Instagram Research Awards for Social Technologies winners are:

The Role of Social Media Platforms in Enabling Women to be Entrepreneurs
Dr. Viral Nagori, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad, India

A positive effect of Instagram on offline networks and personal well-being?
Dr. Thomas Pollet, Northumbria University, England

Isolation and Social Media in – and out of – this World
Dr. Leslie DeChurch, Northwestern University, USA

To view our currently open research awards and to subscribe to our Research Awards email list, visit our Research Awards page.