In February, we introduced the Twitter #DataGrants pilot program, with the goal of giving a handful of research institutions access to Twitter’s public and historical data. We are thrilled with the response from the research community –– we received more than 1,300 proposals from more than 60 different countries, with more than half of the proposals coming from outside the U.S.
After reviewing all of the proposals, we’ve selected six institutions, spanning four continents, to receive free datasets in order to move forward with their research.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this pilot. As we welcome Gnip to Twitter, we look forward to expanding the Twitter #DataGrants program and helping even more institutions and academics access Twitter data in the future. Finally, we’d also like to thank Mark Gillis (@mjgillis), Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) and Jeff Sarnat (@Eigenvariable) for their passion in helping create this program.