Meta is committed to honoring people’s privacy in our products, policies, and services. To that end, we seek to better understand people’s privacy concerns and how they’re formed, as well as how people perceive potential privacy risks that Meta can help address.
We aspire to use this increased understanding to develop privacy-centric products, innovate in technical privacy solutions, inform robust data policies, and advance internal privacy programs and practices.
We are keen to support academics across the social sciences and technical disciplines, including but not limited to disciplines such as anthropology, communications, computer science, economics, engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors, political science, social psychology, and sociology. Most notably, applications that are interdisciplinary and seek collaboration across fields are particularly welcome. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and those with expertise in specific countries, cultures, or vulnerable populations are especially encouraged to apply. Research methodologies that use qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, and/or mixed method approaches are all welcome.
To foster further innovation in this area and to deepen our collaboration with academia, Meta is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals. We anticipate awarding a total of five awards, each in the $100,000 range. Payment will be made to the proposer's host university as an unrestricted gift.
See previous calls for proposals and winner information from 2020 and 2021.