Mozilla Research Grants 2017H2

Mozilla Research Grants 2017H2

From Mozilla:

"Mozilla seeks applications for research funding to support its mission: to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.  These grants include topics both inside and outside of Mozilla’s core focus on Firefox, as well as topics that fit more broadly with our vision for improving the internet. 

Research Domains
 
Areas we have funded in the past include networking, security, compilers, software verification, software power management, developer tools, automatic translation, add-on privacy, improving internet safety, gender differences in VR, studying hacktivism, research tools for blind users, and teaching programming. 
 
We are explicitly interested in supporting research into various technological domains, including virtual, mixed and augmented reality, voice assistants,  natural language processing, understanding speech, agents, accessibility, machine learning, home networking and router use, the Internet of Things, Rust, Servo and Firefox. We are also interested in supporting research into solutions that explore problems we don't know how to answer: for example, developing open data resources and allowing for data portability, exploring reasonable ways to balance advertising and privacy, improving web anonymity, developing open  identity solutions and open standards for encrypted messaging, characterizing adblocking practices, researching alternatives to advertising to fund internet experiences, finding ways to improve the decentralization of the internet away from closed-source software and closed-source data, exploring issues related to vulnerable populations, and improving diversity in open source.
 
We also wish to find researchers working on internet health. These include initiatives to characterize and improve net neutrality, censorship and internet access around the world, enhance data portability on the web, protect privacy, explore the adoption of blockchain and related technologies, study the environmental impact of the internet, understand the impact of and solutions for misinformation and fake news, investigate human rights issues around the internet, and characterize the cost of ransomware attacks.
 
These research domains are by no means exhaustive: we are open to other research proposals as long as they support our mission.