Protocol Labs Research Grants


The Protocol Labs Research Grant Program aims to both support collaborative work on problems defined by the broader research community and drive progress on clearly scoped research projects critical to our work at Protocol Labs. We encourage proposals aligned with PL's mission to drive breakthroughs in computing to push humanity forward, and we welcome unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Grant types

Protocol Labs Research funds three broad categories of grants:

  1. Topic-specific Requests for Proposals (RFPs), designed to fund goal-driven research in response to specific open problems defined by Protocol Labs (PL). RFPs are posted intermittently based on need and readiness of our research labs to support these collaborations.
  2. Open research grants, intended to support researchers pursuing topics of interest to Protocol Labs. These include:
    • PhD Fellowships
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • Faculty Summer Research Grants
    • Faculty Research Sabbatical Awards
  3. A wildcard Request for Proposals, RFP-X, by which we fund research proposed by applicants where funding from one of our other grant structures does not readily apply. Note that we have a strong preference for funding via the open grants framework, and RFP-X applications that could be handled within the existing framework will be rejected without review.

How to apply?

To learn more or submit a sponsorship request, please email us.

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