The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) has launched a program on Industry-Academic Collaboration through the Big Data Regional Hubs. The Northeast Hub, coordinated by Columbia University, is pleased to issue a call for proposals for their two summer 2016 programs.
The Young Innovator Internships will provide an opportunity for early career researchers to collaborate with small businesses, government agencies, and NGOs, using data science approaches to solve substantial challenges. The Knowledge Exchange is a two-part program consisting of a Lecture Series and a Visiting Scholar Exchange. Both share the goal of providing academic scholars and non-academic practitioners with an understanding of the challenges, capabilities, and available data at the organizations they visit while seeding longer-term relationships between the parties involved. The hub will also be hosting a 25-person Data Science Best Practices Workshop to review and establish a set of best practices for data sharing and related concerns.
You can learn more about the programs and how to apply in the announcement below.
Call for Proposals
Catalyzing Industry-Academic Partnerships
Proposal Deadlines: April 15th and May 1st, 2016
Spending Deadline: All funds must be spent by September 30th, 2016
Young Innovator Internships:
The goal of this internship program is to identify opportunities for early career researchers to have extensive interactions with small companies, local government agencies, and NGOs to collaboratively explore how to apply data science approaches to solve substantial challenges. This program will provide matching funds for interns which can be used either to supplement the salary that would otherwise be offered or to defray the internship cost for the host organization.
The focus will be on small businesses, NGOs, and local government; the organizations that most require big data innovation and frequently find funding internships out of reach. Access to interns across the Northeast Big Data Hub’s collaborating universities will extend the reach of these organizations to identify and build relationships with early career talent beyond what is normally feasible for them.
Knowledge Exchange Program:
This lecture series will be a reciprocal program with academic speakers visiting industry, local government agency, and NGO sites as well as non-academic practitioners describing case studies from their organizations. In both cases, a day’s visit will allow for additional learning from the challenges in each other’s institutions.
Visiting Scholar Exchange
This program is intended to encourage the establishment of deeper relationships and more in-depth knowledge exchange than is possible within the lecture series. The goal is to provide early-career academic and non-academic scholars with a more detailed understanding of the challenges, capabilities, and available data at the organizations they visit while seeding longer-term relationships between the parties involved.
The proposal submission deadlines are April 15th and May 1st, 2016. These are hard deadlines because the funds must be spent by September 30th, 2016. Only activities that can be completed within this timeframe should be proposed.