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Tue Mar 22 2011

FYI: Digging into Data Challenge

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        1.     Jennifer Serventi , Digging into Data Challenge

Message 1: Digging into Data Challenge
Date: 22-Mar-2011
From: Jennifer Serventi <jserventineh.gov>
Subject: Digging into Data Challenge
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2011 Digging into Data Challenge

Eight international research funders jointly announce their participation in round
two of the Digging into Data Challenge, a grant competition designed to spur
cutting edge research in the humanities and social sciences.

The Digging into Data Challenge asks researchers these provocative questions:
How can we use advanced computation to change the nature of our research
methods? That is, now that the objects of study for researchers in the humanities
and social sciences, including books, survey data, economic data, newspapers,
music, and other scholarly and scientific resources are being digitized at a huge
scale, how does this change the very nature of our research? How might
advanced computation and data analysis techniques help researchers use these
materials to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world?

Due to the overwhelming popularity of round one, the Digging into Data
Challenge is pleased to announce that four additional funders have joined for
round two, enabling this competition to have a world-wide reach into many
different scholarly and scientific domains. The eight sponsoring funding bodies
include the Arts & Humanities Research Council (United Kingdom), the
Economic & Social Research Council (United Kingdom), the Institute of Museum
and Library Services (United States), the Joint Information Systems Committee
(United Kingdom), the National Endowment for the Humanities (United States),
the National Science Foundation (United States), the Netherlands Organisation
for Scientific Research (Netherlands), and the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council (Canada).

Final applications will be due June 16, 2011. Further information about the
competition and the application process can be found at www.diggingintodata.org.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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