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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Faculty and Researchers Affiliated
with Qualified Institutions for Research on Fairness in Digital Media

Fairness in Two-Sided Markets

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Foundation / Corporation

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Meta

Deadline Date:

08/08/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International faculty and researchers affiliated with qualified institutions for research on fairness in digital media. Eligible uses of funding include research costs, travel, overhead, and graduate or post-graduate students’ employment/tuition.

Meta is pleased to invite faculty to respond to this call for research proposals pertaining to the topics below.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Definitions of fairness:
    • Evaluating which existing notions of fairness are appropriate for large-scale two-sided markets
    • Proposing new definitions that capture novel aspects of fairness
    • Studying the mutual satisfiability of different notions of fairness
  2. Decentralized algorithms:
    • Developing matching algorithms for large-scale markets with fairness objectives
    • Providing provable fairness guarantees for new or existing algorithms in these settings
    • Proving lower bounds or impossibility results for fairness objectives over classes of algorithms
  3. Analysis of equilibria:
    • Studying outcomes in settings where participants have agency and maximize a personal objective
    • Providing provable fairness guarantees for different notions of equilibria
    • Quantifying lower bounds for fairness when participants have agency
  4. Empirical work:
    • Studying notions of fairness in real large-scale two-sided markets on digital platforms
    • Evaluating outcomes of existing or novel algorithms in real large-scale two-sided markets

While all of these can be studied for generic notions of large-scale two-sided markets (with or without money), they may also be tailored to specific application areas such as content creation markets, eCommerce markets, advertising markets, dating markets, blood donation markets, job listing markets, and others.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 204678

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards in the $50,000 range.

Term of Contract:

Research awards are given year-round and funding years/duration can vary by proposal.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility
- The proposal must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations, and policies.
- Applicants must be current faculty or employed in a role focused on research at an accredited academic institution, university, non-governmental institution, or non-profit organization. Students, including PhD students, are not eligible as applicants.
- Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
- Meta cannot consider proposals submitted, prepared, or to be carried out by individuals residing in or affiliated with an academic institution, university, non-governmental institution, or non-profit located in a country or territory subject to comprehensive U.S. trade sanctions.
- Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Meta in its sole discretion) are not eligible.
- Applicants cannot be current employees or contractors at Meta or any of its affiliated brands.

Co-PIs are welcome. One person will need to be the primary PI (i.e., the submitter that will receive all email notifications); however, you’ll be given the opportunity to list collaborators/co-PIs in the submission form.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications Open: July 11, 2022
- Deadline: August 8, 2022, at 5:00 PM AOE (Anywhere on Earth)
- Winners Announced: September 2022

Payment will be made to the proposer's host university as an unrestricted gift.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.facebook.com/research-operations/rfp/?title=2022-Fainess-in-Two-Sided-Markets-rfp

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