UF, Internal Grant: UF Informatics Institute Seed Grants RFP, Due 3/20/2015

UF internal folks, please see the UF Informatics Institute website for more information, also copied below for ease: https://informatics.research.ufl.edu/activities.html
Folks on the UF Digital Humanities Working Group email list and others are discussing possible projects, and it will be exciting to the proposals that are submitted for this!

UF Informatics Institute Seed Funding

The UF Informatics Institute (UFII) invites interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research projects with potential for extramural support for the second round of the Seed Fund Program.
Projects should be innovative, support the mission and goals of the Informatics Institute, and have strong potential for garnering future funding from external sources. Seed Funds are not intended to support on-going projects – they should support new projects (not a supplement to current research) and focus on new collaborative partnerships. Projects should be ‘shovel-ready’, meaning seed funds will be used to produce proof-of concept data and nearly ready to deploy analytical techniques and technologies that can be used to obtain extramural funding.
Projects should be related to information representation/analysis/mining in any discipline of research. As a guide, the UFII is loosely organized into the following five thematic areas of:
1. Core Data Science and Informatics Techniques and Technologies
2. Biomedical and Life Science Informatics and Big Data Analytics
3. Informatics and Big Data Analytics for Engineered Systems and the Physical Sciences
4. Informatics and Big Data Analytics in Social Science, Humanities and Education
5. Informatics and Big Data Analytics in Agricultural Science
Project Budgets should be in the range of $25,000 – $50,000. A total of $325,000 has been allocated for this particular round of seed funds.
The deadline for RECEIPT of proposals by the Office of Research is 5 p.m. March 20th, 2015, via email to UFII Director Dr. George Michailidis (gmichail@ufl.edu), with a copy to Dr. Jeevan Jyot (jyotj@ufl.edu).
Every effort will be made to notify Principal Investigators of their award status by April 30th, 2015. The earliest start date for the award is May 15, 2015.
For complete proposal guidelines, click here.
For Questions please contact Primary: UFII Director Dr. George Michailidis (gmichail@ufl.edu), Secondary: Dr. Jeevan Jyot (jyotj@ufl.edu).

Past Activities

On June 19, 2013, the UF Office of Research hosted a workshop on Big Data with speakers from across the university. Click here to view the abstracts and program for this workshop.