OSP FO# 11-120

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/National Science Foundation (NSF)/Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)/Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)/Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)/UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)/UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

PROGRAM: Digging into Data Challenge

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to encourage innovative approaches to data-driven inquiry or cyberscholarship. The goal of this program is to focus the attention of the social science and humanities research communities on large-scale data analysis and its potential application to a wide range of scholarly resources.

This program hopes to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis; promote international collaboration; foster interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, and other fields, around questions of text and data analysis; and work with data repositories that hold large digital collections to ensure efficient access to these materials for research.

Please note that each agency has also produced an RFP Addendum with information specific to that funder. Each agency will have different rules and requirements, depending on its mission and its policies and procedures. Before submission applicants should carefully read the NEH RFP as well as the RFP Addenda for any of the agencies to which the applicant wishes to apply. The RFP Addenda can be found at the Digging into Data website (http://www.diggingintodata.org/).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: This competition is open only to international partnerships involving at least two of the four participating countries: Canada, England or Wales in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States. Each project must be sponsored by at least two research teams from at least two different countries.

DEADLINE: June 16, 2011 by 23:59 (Greenwich Mean Time)

FUNDING INFORMATION: Please see the individual RFA Addenda for detailed funding information.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Please see the individual RFA Addenda for specific contact information.
Email: did@neh.gov
Web: http://www.diggingintodata.org/

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically via the program website by June 16, 2011. All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the website listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.