Business & Economics

All RFPs in Business:

William T. Grant Foundation—Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

January 09, 2020

The 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. 

The Spencer Foundation— Research Grants on Education: Large

January 14, 2020

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The Foundation’s goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. They seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. 

The Rockefeller Foundation—The Food System Vision Prize

January 31, 2020

The Food System Vision Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. 

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 - Insider Threat

This call for research seeks to fund innovative approaches to both predicting as well as detecting situations in which the theft of sensitive data, threats to the integrity of data, or the attempt

CISCO Research Center - 5G Vision: Enhanced Wireless with Combined Access plus Access Agnostic Core

In summary, it is invited that research proposals be submitted in the following areas:

  • Studies comparing the pros/cons of LTE-Advanced/LTE-Advanced Pro, 5G NR and 802.11ax/ay.
  • Studies of the pros/cons of LTE-M, NB-IoT, V2X in 3GPP Rel-14, IoT support in 5G NR in 3GPP Rel-15, LWPA technologies (e.g. LoRa, Sigfox, etc.) and 802.11p/DSRC.
  • Enhancements for Wi-Fi evolution to improve “determinism”
  • Support for combined access nodes that can support combinations of technologies
  • Support for aggregation techniques such as MP-TCP, Multi-Link QUIC, LWA and LWIP

CISCO Research Center - Legal Implications for IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Systems

This request for proposals invites researchers to investigate legal and policy issues in the quickly developing world of machine learning, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine interactions, and the rapidly expanding world of data creation, transfer, collection and analysis from Internet of Things.

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.