Business & Economics

All RFPs in Business:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—Voices for Economic Opportunity

November 13, 2019

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Raikes Foundation to issue this call for proposals. The goal of this challenge is to elevate diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic mobility and generate deeper awareness and actionable understanding. Most Americans believe it is right to help others, so that they may have the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives. Yet skepticism exists about the efficacy of anti-poverty programs in the U.S. and deep-seated stereotypes remain about people experiencing poverty and who deserves to rise out of it. 

Peter G. Peterson Foundation: Research and Policy on America’s fiscal future

"Our mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of the key fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them.

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.

CISCO Research Center—Semiconductor Reliability

Proposals should address:

  • The reliability of semiconductors such as silicon, compound semiconductors, and graphene/carbon nanotubes
  • Existing and novel technologies (these can include new memory technologies, logic design, and technology or any other digital/analog circuits)
  • Characterization, modeling, and mitigation of mechanisms such as radiation induced soft errors, wear out mechanisms, extrinsic or defect mechanisms