The Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) invites research proposals which explore the intersections of emerging technologies and digital transformation in digital media and entertainment, two industries experiencing rapid transformation. We are interested in research that explores how multiple waves of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, are quickly changing and complicating how firms innovate and make strategic decisions as well as the nature of markets.
Investigate how the digital media and entertainment industries are currently using emerging technologies and digital transformation to drive strategy and innovation.
Explore how ethics, values and principles relate to firm longevity, development of markets, and technology disruption.
Foster interdisciplinary collaborations between faculty, fellows, post-docs, students, and/or staff, preferably across different Departments and/or Schools.
Focus on pilot or early-stage research projects that demonstrate potential to serve as the foundation for future high-impact research projects.
We welcome proposals from Stanford faculty, postdocs, and students. Each proposal must include a Stanford faculty member or researcher who qualifies as a Principal Investigator (PI) according to Stanford University Policy.
Submit by emailing the proposal in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are due on February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Successful applicants will be notified by early March.
Please submit a lightweight proposal (no longer than 3 pages) with the following:
Research idea and methodology
Project team, including lead researcher serving as the Principal Investigator
Budget with indications on how funding will be utilized
Maximum funding amount:
How can the funds be used?
Funds may be used for salary and tuition support for graduate students and other research staff, research supplies, minor equipment items, prototyping expenses, research support, and travel directly associated with the research activity. Funds will not support general staff or administrative support.
An 8% infrastructure charge will be imposed on all expenses and must be reflected within the total budget.
Awardees will be expected to attend and present research interests, progress, and outcomes at two workshops during Spring and Fall 2020 quarters. Funded projects are expected to list financial support from Stanford Technology Ventures Program-Strang Grants in all publications and presentations resulting from this funding.
At the conclusion of the project, awardees will submit a final report, which will include a brief narrative of the research findings and expenses. All unexpended funds within the project time period will be forfeited and returned.