The NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K,) announced the release of two companion RFAs for training in biomedical big data science:
- RFA-ES-16-002: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science (K01)
- RFA-ES-16-003: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22)
These opportunities target researchers who aim to develop new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools. It is anticipated that, by the end of the award period, the awardee will have acquired breadth across three major scientific areas: (1) computer science or informatics, (2) statistics and mathematics, and (3) biomedical science; in addition, the awardee should have acquired depth in areas of specialty necessary for developing new methods, technologies, or tools.
The receipt deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.
BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative that aims to support advances in data science, other quantitative sciences, policy, and training that are needed for the effective use of big data in biomedical research. Interested applicants are encouraged to join the BD2K listserv (Please share this opportunity with your interested scientific communities.)
If you have questions, please contact Carol Shreffler at BD2KTraining@mail.nih.gov.