THE MERCURY PROJECT – CALL FOR PROPOSAL

Published on Tuesday 19th April 2022

Funding call

The Mercury Project is a $10M+ research consortium investigating the impacts of health misinformation and evaluating interventions to prevent its spread in the United States, Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

 

OVERVIEW 

The Mercury Project invites letters of inquiry for research projects that address one or more of the following goals:

 

1. estimating the causal impacts of mis- and disinformation on online and offline outcomes in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, including health, economic, and/or social outcomes, differential impacts across sociodemographic groups, and quantifying the global costs of those impacts.

2. estimating the causal impacts of online or offline interventions in the United States, Africa, South Asia, and Latin America to increase uptake of Covid-19 vaccines and other recommended public health measures by countering mis- and disinformation, including interventions that target the producers or the consumers of mis- and disinformation, or that increase confidence in reliable information.

 

PROPOSED PROJECT DURATION: up to 30 months

AMOUNT: There is no maximum award amount.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Rolling basis

TO APPLY: Letters of inquiry should be submitted through the Social Science Research Council’s online application portal at apply.ssrc.org.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL QUERIES: mercury@ssrc.org

DOWNLOAD DETAILED GUIDELINE: https://www.ssrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/The-Mercury-Project-CFP-2.pdf

WEBPAGE: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/the-mercury-project/call-for-proposals/

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