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FYI: NSF Funding to Support Data Intensive Research

Author: William Badecker

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21; http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504730) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR areas of research. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes - but is not necessarily limited to - the SBE or EHR areas of research. The community and capacity building activities supported by BCC-SBE/EHR awards should prepare research teams to propose implementation projects in CIF21 programs, including some that will be announced in the coming year.

This is the third and final community - and capacity - building competition for the BCC-SBE/EHR Program. Links to information about previous awards in the BCC program, contact information and links to the BCC solicitation NSF14517 are available on the BCC program page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504747.

You are encouraged to contact the program management team at nsf-bcc-team@nsf.gov to discuss prospective BCC projects and how they might lead to subsequent implementation projects for data intensive research. Program details and program specific proposal requirements are described in the solicitation:

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