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Catalyst Grant – Data Sciences Institute (DSI)

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The Data Sciences Institute’s Catalyst Grant program is a competitive seed funding program for multidisciplinary teams forming a Collaborative Research Team which supports two tiers of awards (up to $100K or $50K). All Catalyst Grants are expected to align with the DSI’s mission to catalyze the transformative nature of data sciences across all disciplines to drive positive social change.

Tier 1: up to $100,000. Funding from Tier 1 supports CRTs focused on the development of novel statistical or computational tools or the application of existing methodology in innovative ways. Data sciences is defined as the science of collecting, manipulating, storing, visualizing, learning from and extracting useful information from data in a reproducible, fair, and ethical way.

Tier 2: up to $50,000. Funding from Tier 2 supports projects that align with Tier 1 criteria but are feasible with a more modest budget. Proposals submitted to Tier 2 can also include projects that foster a robust exchange of knowledge between data scientists and qualitative or applied researchers working in fields where there is identified unmet need to implement advanced data science methods. Ideal projects should propose creative applications of data science methodologies to discipline-specific research questions, expanding the possibilities for innovative research across disciplines.

Available Catalyst grants include:

DSI-Leong Centre Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Child Health Equity

The DSI is pleased to partner with the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children to co-fund Catalyst Grants focused on innovative and novel data science in child health equity. CRTs can indicate that they are applying for the DSI-Leong Centre Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Child Health Equity on the application form’s Administrative Information tab.

Please note that the eligibility requirements for the DSI-Leong Centre Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Child Health Equity are expanded for CRTs to include Leong Centre scientists and researcher members who are not currently at DSI partner institutions as Co-PIs. NPIs on these applications be eligible to hold DSI funding as outlined in the Eligibility section below. All team members must be DSI and Leong Centre members.

DSI-Temerty Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Medicine and Health

The DSI is pleased to partner with the Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) to co-fund Catalyst Grants focused on innovative and novel data science methodologies in medicine and health. CRTs can indicate that they are applying for the DSI-Temerty Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Medicine and Health on the application form’s Administrative Information tab.

Please note that the eligibility requirements for the DSI-Temerty Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Medicine and Health are expanded for CRTs to include T-CAIREM scientists and researchers who are not currently at DSI partner institutions as Co-PIs. NPIs on these applications must have a budgetary appointment at the University of Toronto.

DSI-TISS Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Sport Analytics

The DSI is pleased to partner with the Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS) to co-fund Catalyst Grants focused on innovative and novel data science in sport and sport analytics. CRTs can indicate that they are applying for the DSI-TISS Catalyst Grant for Data Science in Sport Analytics on the application form’s Administrative Information tab.

Letters of intent are due Friday, July 12.

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