WhatsApp Research Awards

GrantsWhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation. Grant amount: $50,000. Deadline: August 12, 2018.

WhatsApp will seriously consider proposals from any social science and technological perspective that propose projects that enrich understanding of the problem of misinformation on WhatsApp. High priority areas include (but are not limited to): information processing of problematic content, election related information, network effects and virality, and detection of problematic behavior within encrypted systems. The program will make unrestricted awards of up to $50,000 per research proposal. All applications will be reviewed by WhatsApp research staff, with consultation from external experts. Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university or organization as an unrestricted gift.

Other research awards are also available from Facebook (the parent company of WhatsApp). Each program has a different award amount, application deadline, and topic.