Twitter Data Grants for Research Institutions

Deadline: 15 March 2014
Open to: research institutions and academics
Grant: free datasets, opportunity to collaborate with Twitter engineers and researchers


With more than 500 million Tweets a day, Twitter has an expansive set of data from which we can glean insights and learn about a variety of topics, from health-related information such as when and where the flu may hit to global events like ringing in the new year. To date, it has been challenging for researchers outside the company who are tackling big questions to collaborate with Twitter to access their public, historical data.

Twitter has introduced its pilot project Twitter Data Grants, through which they will give a handful of research institutions access to their public and historical data.


Data Grants program aims to connect research institutions and academics with the data they need.


For this initial pilot, they will select a small number of proposals to receive free datasets, thanks to Gnip, one of Twitter’s certified data reseller partners. They are working with them to give selected institutions free and easy access to Twitter datasets. In addition to the data, they will also be offering opportunities for the selected institutions to collaborate with Twitter engineers and researchers.


If you’d like to participate, submit a proposal HERE no later than 15 March 2014. 

To get updates and stay in touch with the program: visit, make sure to follow @TwitterEng, or email with questions.

For more information visit the official website HERE. 

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