Applications due Oct. 15 for research seed funding

Two new seed funding programs are designed to help build new research teams in data science and social-environmental research.

Deadlines are fast approaching for two programs designed to help build new research teams in data science and social-environmental research.

The Data Science Initiative Seed Funding Program announced May 21 boosts new faculty partnerships and the development of innovative research and educational programs. The Resilience Initiative seed funding announced May 30 supports existing collaborations and fosters the development of new diverse, interdisciplinary teams conducting research on climate change, sustainability and environmental studies.

The deadline for researchers to submit letters of intent for the Data Science Initiative Seed Funding Program or the Resilience Initiative funding program is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. A letter of intent is optional for the Data Science Initiative program and mandatory for the Resilience Initiative program.

The application deadline for both programs is Oct. 15. Awards for data science seed funding are due to be announced in December. Funding decisions for resilience seed funding will be announced in October.

Both seed funding programs are open to tenure-related faculty members or career non-tenure-track faculty members in the research professor, research scientist, research engineer or research associate classification who will hold a UO appointment during the academic year of the research award. For detailed eligibility requirements, visit the Data Science Initiative Seed Funding Program or the Resilience Initiative application pages.

The data science seed funding program, supported by the Presidential Initiative in Data Science, integrates, enhances and expands data science activities universitywide through research and education in areas such as environmental big data, business analytics, biomedical data science, and data science of social interactions and impacts.

The resilience seed funding program supports the Resilience Initiative, which leverages the UO’s research strengths to address some of the major issues around sustainability, resilience and climate change. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, the program elevates the interdisciplinary research of UO faculty members and creates a region that is more resilient to climate change and other natural hazards in ways that improve human well-being and ecological conditions.

The Data Science Initiative and the Research Development Services unit of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation will host an information session on the Data Science Initiative Seed Funding Program from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Room 122, Pacific Hall.

For more information on both seed funding programs, contact rds@uoregon.edu.