Grants and Opportunities

Name: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA)

Objective: This solicitation aims to advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets so as to: accelerate the progress of scientific discovery and innovation; lead to new fields of inquiry that would not otherwise be possible; encourage the development of new data analytic tools and algorithms; facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure; increase understanding of human and social processes and interactions; and promote economic growth and improved health and quality of life.

Application Deadline: Mid-Scale Projects: June 13, 2012, Small Projects: July 11, 2012

Website: www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504767


Name: 2012 AAAS Mentor Awards

Objective: The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards, the Lifetime Mentor Award and the Mentor Award, honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the science and engineering PhD workforce.

Eligibility: Women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2012

Website: www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/mentor/

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