Business & Economics

All RFPs in Business:

Project Management Institute—Project Management Sponsored Research Program

April 25, 2021

PMI invites proposals from scholars both within and outside the field of project management, and/or its sub-fields, whose themes and perspectives have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

April 30, 2021

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. 

Russell Sage Foundation—Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality

May 04, 2021

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral EconomicsDecision Making and Human Behavior in ContextFuture of WorkRace, Ethnicity, and ImmigrationSocial, Political, and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues: 

William T. Grant Foundation—Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

August 04, 2021

he Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that the Foundation pursues this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. 

William T. Grant Foundation—Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

August 04, 2021

Studying ways to improve the use of research evidence will require new and innovative ideas, and the Foundation welcomes creative studies that have potential to advance the field. Proposals for studies are evaluated on the basis of their fit with our interests; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform improvements to research use; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence. 

Russell Sage Foundation - Small Grants in Behavioral Economics

The Russell Sage Foundation offers small grants to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators (Ph.D. students and recent graduates) to enter this developing field.

CISCO Research Center - Software Defined Networks/ P4

Cisco is seeking research proposals in the area of Software Defined Networking (SDN) that will allow complex networking functionality to be specified using target independent domain specific programming languages. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable advances in data-plane programming, network-wide policy specification, and compiler technology.

CISCO Research Center - Security Assurance for Agile, Continuous Deployment, and DevOps

Even as Agile evolves to accommodate classical organization requirements and even security verification (e.g., Forrester’s “Agile-scrum-fall”), the need for advanced automated security assurance tools remains.

CISCO Research Center - Robust and Transparent Cryptography

Cryptography is essential for information security, but existing cryptosystems do not always provide us with the protections that we need, and those cryptosystems will need to be adapted to meet emerging challenges. Research is need to drive improvements in several areas: robustness, postquantum security, suitability for the Internet of Things, and transparency to the user regarding the correctness and faithfulness of those systems.

CISCO Research Center—Economic Impact of Cyber-risk

Cisco anticipates that over the next decade, privacy concerns and cyber-risks to data will continue to rise and will drive our industry to take steps to significantly improve the ways we manage confidential, proprietary information (i.e. customer or financial data), intellectual property and PII (Personally Identifiable Information).

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