The Rita Allen Foundation and RTI International are launching a call for ideas to curb the spread of misinformation. The call 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.
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. 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.
The complete call for ideas can be found here.
Faculty interest in submitting, please contact the WPI Office of Foundation & Corporate Philanthropy.