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Notice of Intent: Funding Opportunity for Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Created: June 12, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) intend to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for new behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR) predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce.
 
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful cross-disciplinary collaborations and responsive training programs.
 
This FOA will utilize the T32 activity code.
 
The FOA is expected to be published in October 2018 with an anticipated application due date in May 2019.

Recent advances in medical informatics, electronic health records, big data analytics, mobile and wearable technologies, social media and web generated data, geospatial data, administrative data, and new methods to link data have laid the groundwork for a rich biomedical, behavioral, and social research data environment. The voluminous data environment resulting from diverse data sources will require complex analytical skills to derive rigorous scientific knowledge. The vision of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Training Program is to support the development of a pilot program cohort of specialized BSSR predoctoral candidates pursuing careers in health-related research who will possess advanced competencies in data science analytics.

Please read more about this opportunity here.

The Training Grant Support Office assists faculty in the preparation of institutional training grant applications, including: Data table production involving institution-wide and Training Grant Support Office-tracked data; Proposal development aids; Advice, sharing of best practices, tips and traps; Coordination of special funding/ commitment requests made to The Graduate School in support of the training grant; and Special training grant-related projects. Please contact Becca Lamarre, Training Grant Support Office Manager.
 

Training Grant Director