Big Data Regional Hubs FAQ:

The proposal should be between 3 and 6 pages.  We realize that the timeline is tight and all features of your program may not be fully fleshed out, but the proposal should give us an idea of what you intend to do.

Yes, but it would be best if the award could go to one institution for ease in handling the awards in a timely manner.

No. For this project, we are seeking to maximize the opportunities for early career researchers to create partnerships with industry.  The overall impact on Institutional resources and infrastructure should be relatively small.

The proposal needs to make a case for how you plan to use the funding in general. It does not need to spell everything out in detail, as we understand that projects are still forming.


  1. A workshop for X with the goal of Y that would have Z attendees
  2. A researcher spending roughly B months in an industrial lab through a partnership formed at the workshop