$5,000 - $150,00 for 15 months

Due 07/15/09

New techniques of large-scale data analysis allow researchers to discover relationships, detect discrepancies, and perform computations on data sets that are so large that they can be processed only using computing resources and computational methods developed and made economically affordable within the past few years. With books, newspapers, journals, films, artworks, and sound recordings being digitized on a massive scale, it is possible to apply data analysis techniques to large collections of diverse cultural heritage resources as well as scientific data. How might these techniques help scholars use these materials to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world? To encourage innovative approaches to this question, four international research organizations are organizing a joint grant competition to focus the attention of the social science and humanities research communities on large-scale data analysis and its potential application to a wide range of scholarly resources.

This competition is open only to international partnerships involving at least two of the three participating countries: Canada, England or Wales in the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each project must be sponsored by at least two research teams from at least two different countries.

For more information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/diggingintodata.html#awardinfo