Data Science Institute

DSI awards nine seed grants

DSI has made grants supporting nine projects at Brown.

After a two-year hiatus, DSI revived our competitive grant program for Brown scholars this spring and funded nine projects from all over campus. 

In keeping with the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of data science and of DSI,  collaboration was prioritized when possible, as well as projects that are new and exploratory, in keeping with our primary criteria of funding projects that:

  • initiate a new interdisciplinary research direction or catalyze new collaborations across disciplines or units, potentially leading to a competitive external grant proposal; or
  • advance Brown’s educational goals in data science. 

Grants were awarded to projects in the following units at Brown:

  • Computer Science (for a project collaborating with New York Genome Center)
  • Computer Science and Cognitive, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences 
  • Cognitive, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Africana Studies
  • Institute at Brown for Environmental Studies (IBES)
  • Applied Math and Biomedical Engineering
  • Sociology

The funded projects are described here. They engage high school and undergraduate researchers as well as graduate students, postdocs and faculty members.