World Community Grid is designed as a resource for research done with a philanthropic or humanitarian purpose and will only be available to projects conducted for public and not-for-profit purposes.
Because projects must serve to promote human welfare directly or indirectly, it is anticipated that projects in the following disciplines will be run on World Community Grid:
- New and existing infectious disease research: Research on cures for HIV and AIDS, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), malaria, and others.
- Genomic and disease research: Studies that seek to identify the functions of the proteins that are coded by human genes and how they might relate to cures for common diseases.
- Natural disasters and hunger: Earthquake predictions, information on improving crop yields and livestock production, and evaluation of the supply of critical natural resources such as water.
- Environmental Research: Meteorology and severe weather prediction, pollution remediation, climate modeling, and others.
Applications are invited from public and not-for-profit organisations.
Research that has the potential to assist economically disadvantaged communities and those in developing countries or to provide the initial research that can open new fields of inquiry will have priority.
Applications may be submitted directly to the Sponsor at any time.