FACEBOOK offers Digital Citizen Research Grants! Lezzgow!

Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. At the heart of this mission is the belief that an increasingly social world can have a profoundly positive impact on people’s lives – changing the way we share, discover, and learn.

Facebook’s Digital Citizenship Research Grants is a new effort to support world-class research that improves understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with how kids are growing up in a world of media and technology.

As part of this initiative, Facebook will invest $200,000 to support research that highlights trends associated with Digital Citizenship, broadly, with an initial focus on bullying prevention. This research grant is open to academic and nonprofit institutions.

RESEARCH AREAS
The following are areas of particular interest as well as general selection criteria.

  • Online and offline bullying trends.
  • Bullying prevention strategies.
  • The role of parents and educators in developing solutions.
  • Messages and outreach strategies to kids to address bullying.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A FACEBOOK DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESEARCH GRANT
To apply for a Facebook Digital Citizenship Research Grant, applicants should use the following guidelines for proposal submission:

Eligibility: Full or part-time faculty members from universities worldwide and nonprofit organization employees may submit proposals describing the research they wish to pursue.

Deadlines: Research proposals are due by Monday, September 12, 2011 at midnight PT. We will notify final awardees by Monday, October 31, 2011.

DETAILS of the grant are available on the official FB page. Click here