Funding Opportunity: Digging into Data Challenge

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in partnership with 15 other national funding agencies and 11 countries on three continents, has announced the fourth round of the “Digging into Data Challenge.”

The Digging into Data challenge has awarded close to $12 million in funding for international research that use big data sources and methodologies to answer questions in social sciences and humanities.

This year, the grant competition is presented under the guidance of the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP), a consortium of 16 funders of social science and humanities from Europe, South America, and North America. U.S. agencies include IMLS, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation.

This funding opportunity is open to international projects that consist of teams from at least three member countries, and must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic. Projects must address a research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using large-scale, digital data analysis techniques, and show how these techniques can lead to new insights. Research partners will receive funding from their own national funding agencies for projects that can last for up to 36 months.

The deadline for final applications is June 29, 2016.

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