Announcing the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge for 2016

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Update: The Digging Deadline has been extended to 30 June (rather than 29 June). Please click here for application materials.

January 20, 2016. The Trans-Atlantic Platform today announced that it will be launching its first international funding opportunity: the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge.

The T-AP Digging into Data Challenge will launch in March 2016. The Challenge will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities.

The funding opportunity is open to projects that address any research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using new, large-scale, digital data analysis techniques. All projects must show how these techniques can lead to new theoretical insights. Proposed projects can use any data source.

About T-AP

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) is an unprecedented collaboration between key humanities and social science funders and facilitators from South America, North America and Europe.

T-AP aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and collaboration. Among other activities, it works to identify common challenges and emerging priorities in social science and humanities research. T-AP also facilitates the formation of networks within the social sciences and humanities and helps connect them with other disciplines.

About the Digging into Data Challenge

The Digging into Data Challenge has been funding cutting-edge digital research in the humanities and social sciences since 2009. Now under the auspices of T-AP, the program will support collaborative research teams from three continents: Europe (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal (to be confirmed) and the United Kingdom); North America (Canada, Mexico, the United States); and South America (Brazil and Argentina).

How to Apply

On March 1, 2016, we will post the full RFP with the details on how to apply. The RFP and other materials will be posted on our application materials web page. In the meantime, please begin putting teams together and thinking about how to describe your research project. In brief, a "team" is a group of principal investigators from at least three of the participating countries. Because this is a "trans-Atlantic" grant program, your team must have PIs on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Participating Funding Organizations

Argentina: MINCyT
Brazil: FAPESP
Canada: SSHRC, NSERC, FRQ.
Finland: AKA
France: ANR
Germany: DFG
Mexico: CONACYT
Netherlands: NWO
Portugal: FCT
UK: AHRC, ESRC
US: NEH, NSF, IMLS

Edit on 14 March: FCT (Portugal) is now confirmed to participate.

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