It said it was specifically interested in receiving submissions about supporting R or Julia at the browser level. Both R and Julia are programming languages designed for high-performance numerical, statistical, and computational science.
Mozilla engineers have worked in previous years to port data science tools at the browser level, as part of Project Iodide.
Previously, as part of this project, Mozilla engineers ported the Python interpreter to run in the browser using WebAssembly.
"This project, Pyodide, has demonstrated the practicality of running language interpreters in WebAssembly," Mozilla engineers said.
In April, Mozilla said it was willing to use a research grant to fund a team of developers to port either R or Julia to the browser via WebAssembly as well.
While there was no grant for a project of sorts, Mozilla will be funding a research project that aims to study the performance and anonymity features of the HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 protocols on the Tor network.
The full Mozilla research grants for H1 2019 are as follow: