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Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics 2023

Organisation: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: €150,000

Deadline: 28/04/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – To be eligible, any proposal must be submitted by a group of legal entities (partnerships or consortia) abiding by recognised ethical and professional standards such as the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity or the specific standards applicable to their field of activities.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Europe
  • Application language: English

The European Media & Information Fund has announced the applications for Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics.

The European University Institute and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have established the European Media and Information Fund (hereafter EMIF) with a view to addressing the phenomenon of online disinformation in Europe and promoting a more resilient and fact-based digital information ecosystem.

The key aim of Investigations into Disinformation Dynamics is to address the existing knowledge gaps on the scale and scope of disinformation in Europe and foster a better understanding of the phenomenon and its impact on European audiences.

To this end, it supports a variety of multidisciplinary investigations in the form of case reports or situational analyses, designed, inter alia, to monitor the mechanisms that enable the monetisation of disinformation, or expose the techniques, tactics, and protocols (TTPs) used to create, disseminate and amplify disinformation narratives, or measure their impact on relevant European audiences.

This Call is specifically aimed at projects that can enlarge the current evidence base about the dynamics and characteristics of disinformation campaigns affecting European audiences, including foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI), and designed to undermine European policies and values under the current geopolitical circumstances.

Examples of relevant projects under this Call include:

  • “Follow-the-Money” investigations
  • Anatomy in disinformation
  • Investigations into comparative contentious issues
  • Investigations into disinformation networks
  • Investigations into foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI)
  • Investigations into the impact of disinformation

These investigations should combine best journalistic practices, outcomes from fact-checking activities, and analytical frameworks from leading research. They should also pave the way for follow-on research aimed at identifying appropriate methodologies and original solutions and/or future media literacy initiatives.

See here to learn more and apply.

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