The fourth Digging into Data Challenge has been announced, featuring “expanded international funding and opportunities” for the international competition. This year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) joins a consortium of international funders from Europe, North America, and South America to support “research projects that use ‘big data’ sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities”:
The Digging into Data funding opportunity is open to international projects that consist of teams from at least three member countries, and must include partners from both sides of the Atlantic. Projects must address a research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using large-scale, digital data analysis techniques, and show how these techniques can lead to new insights. Research partners will receive funding from their own national funding agencies for projects that can last for up to 36 months.
Applications are due June 29, 2016.