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.
Open Research Awards
January 23, 2018
Secure the Internet Grants request for proposals
Facebook is pleased to invite submissions for Secure the Internet Grant proposals from university researchers and faculty, non-profit organizations, and NGOs for applied research proposals to improve the security, privacy, and safety of internet users.Learn More
June 23, 2017
Caffe2 research award competition request for proposals
Caffe2 is a deep learning framework designed to provide scalability, modularity, flexibility, and speed to projects across many areas including…Learn More
November 11, 2017
Communications and Networking Request For Proposals
Facebook is pleased to invite university faculty to respond to this call for research proposals on computer communications and networking;…Learn More
November 11, 2017
Hardware and Software Systems Request for Proposals
Facebook is pleased to invite university faculty to respond to this call for research proposals on hardware and software systems;…Learn More