Rita Allen Foundation: Call for Ideas to Curb the Spread of MisinformationDeadline: May 31, 2018
The Call for Ideas to Curb the Spread of Misinformation seeks interventions focused on reducing behaviors that lead to the spread of misinformation or encouraging behaviors that can lead to the minimization of its influence. Proposals for interventions with technological, educational, and/or community-based components are encouraged, and projects involving science communication, public health, and diverse populations are of special interest.
Amount: Up to five ideas will be selected to be featured in the Misinformation Solutions Forum, October 4, 2018, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Teams whose ideas are selected will receive travel funds for up to two team members to participate in the forum, which will be an opportunity for teams to further hone and develop their ideas with input from a variety of industry professionals, funders, and experts. To catalyze further development and deployment of solutions, as part of the forum two of the participating teams will be selected to receive Misinformation Solution Prizes, with a top prize of $50,000 and an additional prize of $25,000.
Eligibility: Ideas should be submitted by teams of at least two people with skills, expertise, experiences, and networks that can help their solution take shape and reach key audiences. The call welcomes submissions from a wide array of innovators, including academic researchers, communication and technology professionals, journalists, health professionals, community leaders, advertisers, and educators.