Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/19/2022

2022 Meta Security Research Request for Proposals

Meta protects the data and social interactions of billions of people, every single day. We know we can’t do this alone. That’s why we are launching a request for proposals focused on research relevant to Meta Security.

To protect the people we care about, we must secure code, systems, and processes that span the globe. Meta Security has made substantial investments in-house, including industry-leading work in program analysis, applied cryptography, and computer systems. We also invest in work to improve how people manage privacy settings and understand how their data is protected. We’re always looking to do more. Below, we briefly summarize these areas and give examples of research that will be impactful for Meta and for the world.

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 pertaining to the aforementioned topics. We anticipate awarding a total of 4–6 awards, each in the $65,000–100,000 USD range. Payment will be made to the proposer's host university or non-profit organization as an unrestricted gift.

Deadline: May 11, 2022

Eligibility Requirements
  • The proposal must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students or an employee of a non-profit organization.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
  • Meta cannot consider proposals submitted, prepared, or to be carried out by individuals residing in or affiliated with an academic institution located in a country or territory subject to comprehensive U.S. trade sanctions.
  • Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Meta in its sole discretion) are not eligible.
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