Deadline: April 3, 2017 by 5:00PM
Award Amount: $5,000-$50,000 for one year
Eligible Applicants: Individuals who hold a faculty appointment at a Harvard school and who have principal investigator rights at that school
The goal of the Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund is to support research that advances Data Science at Harvard in new ways. Data Science is an emerging discipline, with its roots in computer science and statistics, an immense range of applications, and the potential, done right, to change our understanding of many problems in the sciences, humanities, and society more broadly. It is about both the science of data and science through data, and is about closing this loop so that methodological innovation is driven through new challenge applications. This call invites innovative ideas whose interests span all areas of Data Science, including methodological foundations, as well as the development of quantitative methods and tools motivated by Data Science challenges.
The Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund is a targeted program that will provide funding in the following categories:
- Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions in Data Science that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
- Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research in the area of Data Science that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.