Today billions of people connect with each other and with the world around them through social media. This presents an unprecedented opportunity to advance social science research. This new opportunity also presents a challenge to develop novel tools and techniques with which to tackle the scale and complexity of phenomena which can be observed online.
Facebook is pleased to invite the academic community to respond to a call for research proposals on computational social science methodology. Research awardees will be expected to contribute novel approaches in this space, including but not limited to:
This research should propose novel methodology whose application has the potential to unlock novel insights in the social sciences. No Facebook data will be provided to award recipients, and the proposed research need not be about Facebook.
Up to three $50,000 USD gifts will be awarded.
Applications Are Currently CLosed
Notifications will be sent by email to selected applicants in November 2018.
The submitted projects do not need to be about Facebook, and no Facebook data will be provided to award recipients. Successful proposals will demonstrate innovative and compelling research that has the potential to significantly advance methodology in computational social science, to enable deeper understanding of both fundamental questions in the social sciences and research topics specific to social media.