Data Infrastructure Building Blocks - Conceptualization Track
The National Science Foundation is inviting grant proposals for Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) grants in three categories: 1) Conceptualization Awards are planning awards to further develop disciplinary and interdisciplinary communities' understanding of their data storage and management requirements, with the goal of developing an initial prototype. 2) Implementation awards support development and implementation of technologies addressing a subset of elements of the data preservation and access lifecycle, including acquisition; documentation; security and integrity; storage; access, analysis, and dissemination; migration; and deaccession. These technologies will enable scientific and engineering problems to serve
as use cases for data technology development. 3) Interoperability awards develop frameworks that provide consistency or commonality of design across communities and implementation for data acquisition, management, preservation, sharing, dissemination, etc. This includes data and metadata format and content conventions, standardized constructs or protocols, taxonomies, or ontologies.
DEADLINE: Proposals are due July 26 for the Conceptualization Track and August 30 for the Implementation and Interoperability Tracks.
FUNDS: $41.5 million is available for eight to 10 conceptualization
awards of $100,000 for one year, four implementation awards of up to $8 million over five years, and five interoperability awards of up to $1.5 million over three years.