Academic Research access
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 access 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.
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.
Reserving this access 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 Academic Research access?
New and existing Twitter developers need to complete an Academic Research application to access. 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 access for non-commercial purposes. More about non-commercial use here.
If you don't meet all of the requirements above, consider other access levels to the Twitter API.
Get details on the data available to you with Academic Research access
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
10 million Tweets / month
1024 characters, 1000 streaming rules
50 requests / 15 minutes, per app
Developer documentation, tutorials, support content, and community forums
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