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Information for Researchers No. 6 | 20 January 2016
Pre-Announcement: T-AP Digging into Data Challenge

Trans-Atlantic Platform Announces the 2016 T-AP Digging into Data Challenge

In March 2016, the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) will launch its first international funding opportunity: the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. It will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities.

The funding opportunity is open to projects that address any research question in humanities and/or social sciences disciplines by using new, large-scale, digital data analysis techniques. All projects must show how these techniques can lead to new theoretical insights. Proposed projects can use any data source. Please note that all proposed Digging into Data Projects must be (at least) tri-national and include researchers from both sides of the Atlantic.

About T-AP

The Trans-Atlantic Platform is an unprecedented collaboration between key humanities and social science funders and facilitators from South America, North America and Europe.

T-AP aims to enhance the ability of funders, research organisations and researchers to engage in transnational dialogue and collaboration. Among other activities, it works to identify common challenges and emerging priorities in social science and humanities research. T-AP also facilitates the formation of networks within the social sciences and humanities and helps connect them with other disciplines.

About the Digging into Data Challenge

The Digging into Data Challenge has been funding cutting-edge digital research in the humanities and social sciences since 2009. Now under the auspices of T-AP, the programme will support collaborative research teams from three continents: Europe (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal (to be confirmed) and the United Kingdom); North America (Canada, Mexico, the United States); and South America (Brazil and Argentina). Follow @DiggingIntoData on Twitter for news and announcements.

Further information about this transatlantic funding opportunity – including links to application details – will be made available on the Trans-Atlantic Platform website as of 1 March 2016.

Further information

Trans-Atlantic Platform:

Digging into Data Challenge:

Contact persons at DFG: