Friday, May 22nd at 11:59PM.
Request for Proposals: Global Challenges in Economics and Computation
The ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation, with financial support from Facebook, is announcing a call to support investigation into important theoretical problems and new research applications for economics and computation (EC).
This opportunity is provided to support pilot and early stage research that leverages advances in EC for broader societal benefit, and encourage emerging scholars with diverse perspectives to apply.
Projects should address at least one of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) and consider gender sensitive solutions.
Techniques: Economics and Computation
Submissions should make progress on these goals using techniques at the interface of economics and computation. Areas of interest include but are not limited to those mentioned in the EC’20 call for papers. These areas of interest are reproduced below.
- Design of economic mechanisms
- Game theory
- Information elicitation and generation
- Behavioral models
- Online systems
- Methodological developments
New and different projects are encouraged more than what has been done previously by the EC community. As such, proposals that may not fit perfectly into any of the above categories are enouraged.
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Opportunity Focus Areas:
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
Submissions are available until the deadline Friday, May 22nd at 11:59PM.
Scope and Impact
- The proposed work should have a clear positive impact for one or more low and middle income countries (LMICs).
- We particularly encourage researchers based in LMICs to propose new approaches to address challenges, harnessing support from the current EC community as desired.
- Submissions with positive effects for both developed and developing countries will also be accepted, but only the potential impact on LMIC countries will be considered for selecting winners.
The application must name a single Principal Investigator (PI). The PI should be a researcher that is from or currently resides in a LMIC.
The PI’s host institution must be an academic institution or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in its respective country.
The application can include other key participants. There are no requirements on the affiliations of these participants. All such key participants must be aware that they are listed on the application and must agree to fulfill their role in the research should the application be accepted.
Applicants may submit more than one proposal per RFP solicitation (but we strongly encourage quality submissions over quantity).
Awards must comply with applicable US and international laws, regulations and policies.
Award amount: up to $50k, with smaller requests encouraged.
Payment: The award will be made to the PI’s host institution as an unrestricted gift. Overhead is limited to 5% for gifts.
First Step: Click “Apply Now” below.
Second Step: Create your own account.
Third Step: Verify your e-mail through a verification link will be sent to your e-mail, please use an active e-mail address.
Fourth Step: Complete you information, then click “Create the account”.
Fifth Step: Log in to your account, then enter to your submission form, complete and submit it.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
Summary of the project (1-2 pages): Include an explanation of the area of focus, a description of techniques, any relevant prior work, and a timeline with milestones and expected outcomes. Please also include a clear and concise statement of the scientific contribution and routes to eventual deployment.
A budget description (1 page): Include an approximate cost of the project and explanation of how funds would be spent. Please also budget a trip for the principal researcher or a key participant to attend EC 2021 and/or WINE 2020.
Curriculum Vitae(s): Provide the names of the key project participant(s) involved in the proposed work with their CV/resume and links to LinkedIn or Google Scholar pages.
Organization details: this will include tax information and administrative contact details.
– Submissions can be edited freely until the deadline. The initial submission must include at least a title and abstract (which can be edited up to the submission deadline). All other fields can be initially left blank, provided they are populated by the submission deadline.
- The best submissions may have an opportunity to present their projects at EC 2020, at the “Special Session on Global Challenges in Economics and Computation.”
- We may ask winners and applicants to provide feedback (in the form of a brief questionnaire) around one and two years after submission. We encourage applicants to respond to such requests for feedback, to help us improve this program for future years.
For additional questions related to this RFP, please email [email protected] or post in the “Global Challenges in Economics and Computation 2020” Facebook group.
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