The FinTech Center is offering competitive grants to encourage research and academic writing in the field of Blockchain and related topics.
The Center funds research in a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, law, policy, sociology, arts and humanities, accounting, computing, economics, environment, science, engineering, health, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and supply chain.
The FinTech Center has identified the following research areas for 2021. We have compiled a few preliminary resources for you to explore in determining your specific topic.
1) Scalability and Privacy in Blockchain Networks
2) Value and Monetization in Blockchain Networks
3) Cryptocurrencies and Sustainability
4) Policy, Regulations and Contracts
Applicants must first submit a letter of intent (LOI) by February 19, 2021. The FinTech Center will select LOIs based on the suitability of the topic and the scope and methodology of the writing. Selected researchers must submit a complete paper by August 30, 2021. The completed papers will undergo a peer-review process and up to five of those papers will be awarded $10,000 each. The competitive funding will be provided to the author(s) in proportion to the amount of work contributed to the final research paper. The announcement of awardees will be made on October 11, 2021. Awardees are expected to present their research findings at the HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference Friday, November, 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2021.