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NSF: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs)Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystetm NSF 15-562

This solicitation is the first of a multi-phase process meant to develop a National Network of BD Hubs. This solicitation is part of NSF's Big Data program, which includes: research and infrastructure development; education and workforce development; and multi-disciplinary collaborative teams and communities that address complex science and engineering grand challenges. Before preparing a proposal in response to this or any other Big Data solicitation, applicants are strongly encouraged to review those solicitations and consult with cognizant NSF program officers to determine appropriateness of fit. For example, this solicitation funds the establishment and coordination of a BD Hubs National Network, but is not meant to be a source of funding for new research. By contrast, the BIGDATA solicitation may be more relevant for research funding.

USC may only submit only one proposal in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by May 21, 2015. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI. All Principal Investigators resubmitting a previously non- funded proposal must also include reviewer remarks.

NSF indicates that a letter of intent is Not Required and a full proposal is due by June 24, 2015. For more information:

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