Digging into Data Challenge

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Digging into Data Challenge: The advent of what has been called "data-driven inquiry" or "cyberscholarship" has changed the nature of inquiry across many disciplines, revealing new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on problems of common interest. The creation of vast quantities of Internet-accessible digital data and the development of techniques for large-scale data analysis have led to remarkable new discoveries in genetics, astronomy, and other fields, and importantly connections between different academic disciplines. The Digging into Data Challenge seeks to discover how these new research techniques might also be applied to questions in the humanities and social sciences. New techniques of large-scale data analysis allow researchers to discover relationships, detect discrepancies, and perform computations on so-called "big data" sets that are so large that they can be processed only by using computing resources and computational methods that were developed and made economically affordable within the past few years. This "data deluge" has arisen not just from the capture and storage of data on everyday transactions such as Internet searches, consumer purchases, cell phone records, "smart" metering systems and sensors, but also from the digitization of all types of media, with books, newspapers, journals, films, artworks, and sound recordings being digitized on a massive scale. It is possible to apply data linkage and analysis techniques to large and diverse data collections, including survey data, economic data, digitized newspapers, books, music, and other scholarly and scientific resources. How might these techniques help researchers use these materials to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world? To encourage innovative approaches to this question, eight international research organizations are organizing a joint grant competition to focus the attention of the social sciences, humanities, library, archival, and information sciences communities on large-scale data analysis and its potential applications. The four goals of the initiative are * to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis that focus on applications for the humanities and social sciences; * to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, library, archive, information sciences, and other fields, around questions of text and data analysis; * to promote international collaboration among both researchers and funders; and * to ensure efficient access to and sharing of the materials for research by working with data repositories that hold large digital collections.
Federal Grant Title: Digging into Data Challenge
Federal Agency Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Categories: Humanities
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 20110616-HJ
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 45.169
CFDA Descriptions: Promotion of the Humanities_Office of Digital Humanities
Current Application Deadline: Jun 16, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 16, 2011
Posted Date: Mar 16, 2011
Creation Date: Mar 14, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 16, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $175,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This competition is open only to international research projects. Each project represents a collaboration among 2-4 teams, each team representing one of the competition's participating countries. See the Digging into Data RFP for details.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.diggingintodata.org/
Grant Announcement Contact
Digging into Data Office of Digital Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20506

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