WhatsApp are awarding up to $50,000 to academics undertaking research that ‘enrich[es] our understanding of the problem of misinformation on WhatsApp’.
The program will make unrestricted awards of up to $50,000 per research proposal. All applications will be reviewed by WhatsApp research staff, with consultation from external experts. Payment will be made to the proposer’s host university or organization as an unrestricted gift. Awardees will also be invited to two conferences in California to disseminate their work, funded by WhatsApp. Full details are online.
The deadline is 12 August 2018; recipients will be informed by 14 September.