From time to time we invite academics to propose research in specific areas that align to our mission of making the world more open and connected.

Invitations typically address specific research challenges that we have identified are important in our mission of making the world more open and connected; these vary in nature and may solicit proposals from 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.

Calls for proposals align to specific areas of research. They offer insight to the academic community on topical research questions of interest to Facebook, where academic insight is key.

Specific details on timing and criteria will apply to each call.

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Open Research Awards

January 30, 2019

Content Policy Research on Social Media Platforms request for proposals

To further understanding of and improve our content policies, Facebook requests research proposals designed to examine online content and ways to reduce harmful content.

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January 17, 2019

Probability and Programming request for proposals

To foster further innovation in topics at the intersection of programming languages and machine learning, and to deepen our collaboration with academia, Facebook is pleased to invite faculty and graduate students to respond to this call for research proposals.

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January 8, 2019

AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design request for proposals

Facebook is pleased to invite university faculty to respond to this call for research proposals on AI System Hardware/Software Co-Design.

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Closed Research Awards