Challenge Initiatives Requests for Proposals – Proposed Updates

One of the primary missions of the University of Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is to foster innovative and groundbreaking multi-disciplinary research in data science across the three U-M campuses. MIDAS has launched major research initiatives in data science focused on transportation science, learning analytics, health science and social science. Up to $10M of funding will be awarded to proposals in these Challenge Thrusts based on a competitive process involving submission of a white paper, followed by invitation to submit a full proposal. A total of 8 proposals will be funded at a level of approximately $1.25M each. A successful research proposal will involve a multi-disciplinary team engaged in research that will both have disruptive impact on a relevant thrust application and significantly advance the methodological foundations of data science.…


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