Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $25K - $750K
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Apr 15, 2013
Sponsor's: May 15, 2013

Subject Areas: International Collaboration, Information Technology, Analytical Techniques, Library Technology, Digital Libraries, Digital Resources, Archival Program, Data Management, Data Analysis

The Digging into Data Challenge is sponsored by 10 leading funders from four countries, including: SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (United States), the National Endowment for the Humanities (United States), and the National Science Foundation (United States), the Joint Information Systems Committee (United Kingdom), the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (United Kingdom), and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in collaboration with The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) (Netherlands).

The goals of the initiative are: - to promote the development and deployment of innovative research techniques in large-scale data analysis that focus on applications for the humanities and social sciences; - to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, computer sciences, library, archive, information sciences, and other fields, around questions of text and data analysis; - to promote international collaboration; and - to ensure efficient access to and sharing of the materials for research by working with data repositories that hold large digital collections. This competition is open only to international research projects. Each project will involve teams from two to four of the participating countries. (See Section II ?Eligibility? for more details.)

Application Details:

SSHRC invites applications for grants from social science and humanities researchers affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary educational institution. In this third round of the competition the funders encourage projects that address some of the findings from the earlier rounds. Potential applicants are therefore invited to take into account a special report?produced by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)?that focused on the outcomes from the first round. Each funder will have different rules and requirements, depending on its mission and its policies and procedures. Therefore, before you apply you should carefully read the RFP as well as the RFP Addenda for any of the funders to which you wish to apply. For Canadian teams, the award amount will range between CAN $25,000 and $125,000.

Final applications must be received by 23:59 (Greenwich Mean Time) on May 15, 2013, and must be submitted via the competition website, The application consists of a cover sheet and ten separate documents that will be uploaded by the applicant to the competition website. All of the required documents should be saved as PDF (Portable Document Format) files prior to uploading via the competition website. Please note: Each national team that is applying must submit a budget.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Martin,Antoinette

Sponsor Contacts:

P.O. BOX 1610
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 992-3145