Business & Economics

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Russell Sage Foundation & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—Pipeline Research Grants on Economic Mobility & Access to Opportunity

November 04, 2020

The Russell Sage Foundation, in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to advance innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. RSF is interested in research focused on structural barriers to economic mobility and how individuals, communities, and governments have come to understand, navigate, and challenge the existence of systemic inequalities. This initiative will support early- and mid-career tenure-track scholars and promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. 

Russell Sage Foundation—Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality Research Grants

November 11, 2020

In response to the crises of 2020, the Russell Sage Foundation is dedicating its next funding cycle exclusively to research that seeks to improve our understanding of these extraordinary times. Letters of inquiry should fall under one of RSF's core programs and special initiatives (Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality) and must address at least one of the following issues:

Retirement Income Institute—Call for Proposals to Fund Scholarly Works in Progress

January 21, 2021

The Retirement Income Institute’s (“Insti­tute”) mission is to create a bridge from ideas, research, and evidence to action related to protected lifetime income — by retirement savers, the Alliance for Lifetime Income’s member companies, employer plan sponsors, financial professionals, and other key participants in the U.S.’s retirement ecosystem. 

Charles Koch Foundation—Foreign Policy Research Grants

March 11, 2021

The Foundation supports scholars and institutions interested in challenging the current approach, providing alternative visions for U.S. foreign policy, and engaging in research that can bridge the gap between ideas and policy. The Foundation is especially interested in foreign policy research projects from political science, international relations, history, or economics. However, proposals from all fields will be considered on their merits. 

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).

CISCO Research Center -Threat Mitigation

This call for research seeks to fund revolutionary approaches to detecting vulnerable devices, remediating identified vulnerabilities, and/or mitigating threats associated with vulnerable components by:

  • Designing intelligent network defenses which dynamically detect and defendor quarantine vulnerable components using technologies such as software defined networking or virtualization
  • Proactively securing vulnerable components with virtual patching or binary rewriting
  • Increasing the complexity and cost of an attacker exploiting a vulnerable component with advancements in Moving Target Defenses (MTD)
  • Devising novel design, development, and deployment methodologies for compartmentalizing vulnerability impact through application sandboxing, containerization, or virtualization

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