Crisis Informatics request for proposals
This Research Award is now closed
Applications are now closed
Notification process: Successful awardees will be notified by email in October 2018.
Launch Date May 18, 2018
Winners Announced October 2018
Areas of Interest
We are pleased to invite the academic community to respond to this call for research proposals on crisis informatics and the role of social media in disaster response and recovery. Research awardees will be expected to contribute insights and innovative solutions in this space, including but not limited to:
- Methods for assessing the validity, relevance and usefulness of crisis maps or other data products for disaster preparedness, response and recovery
- Topics and themes of social media posts that transcend individual regions, languages and disaster types
- Methods for identifying disaster relief needs and conditions on the ground from social media posts and civilian reporting
- Statistical models of movement, evacuation and long-term displacement due to natural disasters
- Quantitative and qualitative insights into how humanitarian response organizations make use of social media or crisis informatics datasets for disaster preparedness, response and recovery
- Novel techniques for visualization of social media crisis data
- Case studies in the use of social media crisis data by humanitarian organizations
- Data privacy in crisis informatics and social media crisis data
- Bias and fairness in social media crisis data and its impact on disaster response
Submitted projects do not need to be about Facebook, and no Facebook data will be provided to award recipients. Successful proposals will demonstrate innovative and compelling research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding and value of social media and social media data for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Proposals should include
- A summary of the project (1-2 pages) explaining the area of focus, a description of techniques, any relevant prior work, and a timeline with milestones and expected outcomes
- A draft budget description (1 page) including an approximate cost of the award and explanation of how funds would be spent
- Curriculum Vitae for all project participants
Timing and dates
- Applications are now closed.
- Notification process: Successful awardees will be notified by email in October 2018.
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