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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.


Big Data Government Funding Opportunities

May 4th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Check out these big data funding opportunities from four different federal agencies.

National Institutes of Health logoNational Institutes of Health (NIH)

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) – BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable biomedical research as a digital research enterprise, to facilitate discovery and support new knowledge, and to maximize community engagement.

Funding Opportunities for BD2K-

See all BD2K announcements for the development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and big data science.

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 2.07.46 PMDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS)

The DHS Fiscal Year 2017 strategic priorities in big data include privacy protected analytics for secure information systems and leveraging science and technology from industry, academic, and government programs to deliver cross cutting capabilities for homeland security enterprise research and development.

Funding Opportunities-

  • DHS University Centers of Excellence – Consortium of hundreds of universities conducting groundbreaking research to address homeland security challenges.
  • Long- Range Broad Agency Announcement – An open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to fund pioneering research and development (R&D) projects in support of our nation’s security.
  • Small Business Innovation Research Program – This program encourages U.S. small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide quality research and to develop new processes, products and technologies in support of the mission of the U.S. government.
  • Technology Transfer Mechanisms – This program promotes the transfer and/or exchange of technology with industry, state and local governments, academia and other federal agencies.
    • Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)- Probably the most commonly used technology transfer mechanism, CRADAs are instruments that may be used in all aspects of a product and/or system life-cycle where research, development, test and evaluation activities occur.

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.45.05 AMDepartment of Transportation (DOT)

A solicitation will be opening via the Transportation Pooled Fund Program for interested State DOTs and other stakeholders to participate in a pooled fund focused on using data to address high-priority issues in the areas of highway operations, planning, and safety.

Funding Opportunity-

  • SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Pooled Fund – The object of this pooled fund is to conduct groundbreaking research using SHRP2 NDS data and the Roadway Information Database that will result in a more efficient, reliable, and inherently safer experience for road users.

nsf_logo_new_transparentNational Science Foundation (NSF)              

NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and government. Four BD Hubs have been established, one each in the MidwestNortheastSouth, and West regions of the country.

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is sponsoring a program on Industry-Academic Collaboration through the NSF sponsored BD Hubs. The goal of this program is to catalyze and foster partnerships between industry and academic research by creating mechanisms for early career researchers in academia and industry representatives to interact and explore ways to work together.

Funding Opportunities-

Big Data Government Funding Opportunities