The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced three funding opportunities focused on training under the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative. The BD2K Initiative was formed to enable biomedical scientists to capitalize more fully on the Big Data being generated by the research communities. The new funding opportunities are:
Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (RFA-HG-14-007)
This BD2K FOA solicits applications for a mentored career development award in the area of Big Data Science. The aim of the initiative is to support additional mentored training of scientists who will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be independent researchers as well as to work in a team environment to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools applicable to basic and clinical research.
Course for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (RFA-HG-14-008)
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in Big Data Science.
To this end, this FOA encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.
Open Educational Resources for Biomedical Big Data (RFA-HG-14-009)
The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs in utilizing’Big Data.’
To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development. In particular, this Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) FOA encourages R25 applications proposing the development of open educational resources (OER) for use by large numbers of learners at all career levels that enhance the ability of the workforce to use and analyze biomedical Big Data.
All submissions are due April 1, 2014.