We believe in trust and trustworthiness as suitable terms for encompassing security, privacy, and integrity into the products and platforms we build. More and more unique products, use cases, and devices are coming to bear in this new space. It follows that with an entirely new category of technologies come entirely new possibilities and models for considering trust.
Meta is soliciting proposals for a third year in a row to help accelerate research in these fields with the hope of helping to foster a world of trustworthy mixed-reality and smart device products. There are fairly robust research fields in traditional computing paradigms from cloud to mobile, and we hope to drive similar progress in the fields relating to AR, VR, and the metaverse.
To foster further innovation in this area, and to deepen our collaboration with academia, Meta is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this second call for research proposals that explore unique challenges, threats, attacks, mitigations, and other considerations in the burgeoning space of AR, VR, smart devices, and the metaverse. A total of eight to eleven awards are available this time, up to $75,000 each, depending on the specific requirements. Payment will be made to the proposer's host university as an unrestricted gift.