[EDLING:1234] RFP - Accelerating Search in Academic Research

Tamara Warhol warholt at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu Feb 9 16:24:09 UTC 2006

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Message 1: RFP - Accelerating Search in Academic Research
Date: 02-Feb-2006
From: Evelyne Viegas <evelynevmicrosoft.com>
Subject: RFP - Accelerating Search in Academic Research

Microsoft Research External Research and Programs is pleased to announce a
new worldwide Request for Proposals (RFP): Accelerating Search in Academic
Research. For full details, guidelines, and instructions, please visit

Submission deadline
The RFP due date is March 24, 2006, 5pm PST (-8 UTC/GMT)

The total amount available under this request for proposals (RFP) is US
$500,000. Microsoft anticipates making approximately 10-14 awards averaging
$35,000, with a maximum of $50,000 for any single award.

RFP highlights
To advance academic research and publication in the area of Internet Search
and, more generally, in data mining, discovery and analysis, Microsoft
intends to make available to RFP awardees an MSN Search query log excerpt,
with 15 million queries sampled over several weeks.

This RFP invites submission of research proposals for projects which focus
on the Internet Search research area and describe innovative research using
the query/click log and MSN SDK assets in bold, novel, and unconventional
approaches to explore Internet Search and related technologies, including
interdisciplinary research.

This Request for Proposals is in support of Live Labs’ collaboration with
the academic research community. Live Labs is a partnership between MSN and
Microsoft Research (MSR) focused on applied research for Internet-enabled
products and services at Microsoft. More information on Live Labs is
available at http://labs.live.com

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