Projects

2020 National Science Foundation: Division of Social and Economic Sciences and Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC SBE), $200,000. RAPID: Understanding the Experiences of Public Internet Users during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Principal Investigator: William G. Staples, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center, IPSR; Co-Principal Investigator: Perry Alexander, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at KU; and Assistant Professor Drew Davison, computer Science, KU. July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

2020 National Science Foundation: Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). $516,000. Safeguarding and Enhancing the Experience of Public Internet Users. National Science Foundation: Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), $516,000. Principal Investigator: William G. Staples, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center, IPSR; Co-Principal Investigator: Perry Alexander, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at KU; and Assistant Professor Drew Davison, computer Science, KU. April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2023.


2017 National Science Foundation: Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). $300,000. EAGER: Digital Inequalities in the Heartland: Exploring the Information Security Experiences of Marginalized Internet Users. Principal Investigator: William G. Staples, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center, IPSR; Co-Principal Investigator: Perry Alexander, Director of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center. October 1, 2017–September 30, 2019


2017 Aarhus University Research Foundation, DKK 80,000 ($12,766). AUFF Guest Researcher Grant. William G. Staples, Researcher & Anders Albrechtslund, Coordinator. School of Communication and Culture-Information Science. June 2017.


2015 Spencer Foundation, $43,000,"Student Information Systems in Schools: Building or Undermining Trust between Stakeholders?" Principal Investigator, William G. Staples, Professor, Sociology, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center, IPSR, KU; Co-Principal Investigator; Argun Saatcioglu, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, KU.


2014 Knight Foundation Prototype Fund, $35,000. "CertiDig - Using technology to make data sharing safer." Principal Investigator, Michael Williams, Director, KU Media Innovation Lab, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Co-Principal Investigator, Perry Alexander, PhD, Director, KU ITTC Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer; Co-Principal Investigator, William Staples, PhD Professor, Sociology, Director of the Surveillance Studies Research Center, IPSR, KU.