Call for proposals: 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies (Meta Research)

Meta Research Calls for proposals from full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students for the 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Over the past few years, Meta research has established research award opportunities to support privacy-focused projects in academia. By integrating Privacy Enhancing Technologies into their products, they are building trustworthy experiences that billions of people use worldwide. Their primary goal is to help design and deploy new privacy-enhancing solutions that minimize the data they collect, process, and externally share while supporting business and delighting consumers across the Meta family of products. As they continue making strides in Privacy Enhancing Technologies at Meta, one of the key elements is learning from outside experts.

To foster further innovation in this area, and to deepen their collaboration with academia, Meta is pleased to invite faculties to respond to this call for research proposals pertaining to the areas of interest highlighted below.

  • Privacy preserving analytics
  • Differential privacy for anonymization
  • Differential privacy for database management systems
  • Re-identification measurement
  • Private record linkage and aggregation
  • Asymmetric MPC
  • Multi-key private record linkage
  • Complex aggregations in MPC
  • Privacy preserving machine learning
  • Model capacity
  • Trust models
  • Differential privacy in PPML
  • Mixed training data sets


Each prize will be in the amount of $80,000–100,000, according to Meta Research.


  • The proposal must comply with applicable U.S. and international laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
  • Applicants must be the Principal Investigator on any resulting award.
  • Government officials (excluding faculty and staff of public universities, to the extent they may be considered government officials), political figures, and politically affiliated businesses (all as determined by Meta in its sole discretion) are not eligible.
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Application Process

Proposals should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae for all project participants
  • A summary of the project (one to two pages), in English, explaining the area of focus (including the keyword), a description of techniques, any relevant prior work, and a timeline with milestones and expected outcomes
  • A draft budget description (one page) including an approximate cost of the award and explanation of how funds would be spent
  • Organization details; this will include tax information and administrative contact details.

Deadline: April 20, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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