Twitter API

Academic Research product track

Advance your research objectives with public data on nearly any topic.

Enhance your academic research with global, real-time and historical data

Get more precise, complete, and unbiased data from the public conversation for free. This specialized track includes access to all Twitter API v2 endpoints, a higher monthly Tweet cap, and enhanced features designed to support research.

Who it's for

Academic researchers with specific research objectives are encouraged to apply. This includes graduate students working on a thesis, PhD candidates working on a dissertation, or research scholars affiliated with or employed by an academic institution.

Use cases

Find global data for your thesis or dissertation, gather historical or real-time data for your research lab, and study the public conversation with the API v2.

Non-commercial use

Reserving this product track for only non-commercial use makes it possible to provide long-term support for researchers who rely on the Twitter API to do their work. 

Are you eligible for the Academic Research product track?

New and existing Twitter developers need to complete an Academic Research application to access this track. You’re encouraged to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are either a master’s student, doctoral candidate, post-doc, faculty, or research-focused employee at an academic institution or university.
  • You have a clearly defined research objective, and you have specific plans for how you intend to use, analyze, and share Twitter data from your research. More about Project details here.
  • You will use this product track for non-commercial purposes. More about non-commercial use here.

If you don’t meet all of the requirements above, the Standard product track might be a better fit.

Comparing access levels

How much data do you need? Explore the main differences between access levels

Basic

Elevated (when available)

Managed (when available)

Key benefits

Basic

Access Twitter's real-time and historical public data with additional features and functionality that support collecting more precise, complete, and unbiased datasets. More details on included endpoints

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon

Tweet cap

Basic

10 million Tweets / month

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon

Query rules

Basic

1024 characters, 1000 streaming rules

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon

Streaming rates

Basic

50 requests / 15 minutes, per app

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon

Technical support

Basic

Developer documentation, tutorials, support content, and community forums

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon

Cost

Basic

Free

Elevated (when available)

Coming soon

Managed (when available)

Coming soon 

Ready to move forward?

Elevated (when available)

Coming to an IDE near you late 2021. Elevated access will help researchers who require more data and functionality than what's included in the Basic access level. Until we build this, you can use the v1.1 standard and premium APIs.

Managed (when available)

Coming 2022. Managed access will include the range of options included with Elevated access, with additional in-person managed support. In the meantime, if you are with an institution, organization, or lab that requires advanced reliability and scalability features, please reach out to one of our specialists to learn more about the Enterprise API

Use cases

Not sure where to start? Inspiration can come from anywhere, these are some of the most popular use cases for researchers.

Ready to get started?

Apply for access to the Academic Research product track on the Twitter API, or check out tools tailored for researchers, including documentation, guides, and code samples.