Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) announces second round of Challenge Thrust competition: Social Science & Health Science

By February 17, 2016General Interest, News

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is pleased to announce the second competition for MIDAS Challenge Thrust awards. These awards are intended to stimulate research in key areas identified at our inaugural symposium last fall, and will lay the foundation for future funding from government, private foundations, or industry.

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are available for awards in Data Science for Social Science and Health Science. Up to two projects will be funded at a level of approximately $1.25 million each in both of these Challenge Thrust areas.

White papers describing project goals and teaming arrangements are due May 16, 2016, and full proposals are due September 12, 2016. Awards will be announced on October 10, 2016. 

Successful research projects will cut across disciplines, have the potential for disruptive impact in the field, and hold promise for advancing the methodological foundations of data science. Interested researchers can learn more about these two MIDAS Challenge Thrust areas and connect with potential collaborators at two upcoming town hall meetings.

Upcoming Town Halls

Health Science

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 5-7 p.m., Henderson Room, Michigan League

Social Science

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016, 5-7 p.m., Institute for Social Research

RFPs for the MIDAS Challenge Thrust awards in the Learning Analytics and Transportation areas were released in fall 2015. Awards in those areas will be announced this spring.

For more information, email midas-rfp@umich.edu, or visit our RFP page at midas.umich.edu/rfp.