Outreach

Research Awards

Find invitations to research challenges important to our mission

From time to time, we invite academics to propose research in specific areas that align with our mission of building community and bringing the world closer together.

Invitations typically address specific research challenges that we have identified are important in our mission. 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.

Research Awards

May 1, 2020

Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research Awards

The aim of the FRL Liquid Crystal Research Awards is to encourage young generations in the LC field and in other cross-disciplinary fields to help unlock the possibilities of LC technology in the AR/VR field. FRL is pleased to invite researchers, graduate students, and postdocs (who have graduated in the last three years), with research experience in the liquid crystal field, to apply for this award.

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April 7, 2020

Explorations of Trust in AR, VR, and Smart Devices request for proposals

Facebook is soliciting proposals to help accelerate research in these fields with the hope of helping to foster a world of trustworthy mixed-reality and smart device products. We are interested in a broad range of topics relating to applications like AR glasses, VR headsets, other AR or VR form-factors, smart home products, and more.

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