Instagram requests academic and/or non-profit organizations research proposals in areas that align with Instagram’s mission of bringing you closer to the people and things you love.
This year, Instagram will grant awards of up to $50K USD per awardee to fund projects of up to one year in duration. This RFP challenge is open to applicants worldwide. This includes individual researchers addressing a well-defined problem, or may require multiple university departments to collaborate with a diverse set of skills to solve a more complex multi-disciplinary challenge.
Applications Are Currently CLosed
Notifications will be sent by email to selected applicants sometime in December 2018.
Researchers can submit proposals for any domain related to the topics below. We describe some examples for each topic, but we will gladly consider proposals related to these topics that are not specified as examples.
Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university as an unrestricted gift (see FAQ for more details). With this, overhead is typically limited to 5-8%.
We ask applicants to submit a 1-2 page proposal. Proposals should include: