Call for Projects 2018

This call for projects is now closed. Please refer instead to the IMI Research Grant.

Helping media fight misinformation and restore the public’s trust

For our first call for proposals, we wish to tackle a key issue: disinformation, or fake news, and the necessity for traditional media companies to restore the public’s trust. This topic is meant to be transversal and unifying, both in the media sector as well as in academia. It requires imagining novel multidisciplinary approaches that integrate social and human sciences with engineering sciences, in a combined effort to seek out solutions based on collaborations between both professional and academic parties.

With this call for projects, we intend to defend the principle of applied research allowing for media partners to carry on their digital transformation and their quest for sustainable solutions, and for scientific institutions to pursue novel research in their domains.

For more information, including the terms of participation, submission process, evaluation criteria and timeline, please refer to the document below which is available in English or French.


Please visit this page to learn more about the projects and their results.



20 November 2018

Launch of the call for projects


7 January 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting pre-proposals


28 January 2019

End of pre-proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


25 February 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting full proposals


25 March 2019

End of full proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


16 May 2019

Validation by the IMI Board of the projects that will receive funding


From 1 September 2019

Start of the projects