Funding call: Google Data Analytics - revised
Article dated: 3 September 2012
Researchers who use ESDS data may be eligible for a new funding scheme.
ESRC and Google are making funds available for research projects that demonstrate how publicly accessible online data, analytical and presentational tools can be used to further social and economic research.
The Google Data Analytics Social Science Research call is seeking proposals that showcase how academics can use online data analytical tools in creative and intellectual ways. Projects should:
Transmit best practice in use of such tools for social science
- Show how the tools can be used to test social science theories
- Suggest possible improvements or innovations to help integrate analytics – and open source data tools in general – into the teaching and learning community
Applicants can apply for a maximum of £125,000 from the ESRC towards the total project costs. The ESRC has allocated a total of £600,000 budget to the call and will fund up to a maximum of six projects. ESDS Director Matthew Woollard is a member of the commissioning panel.
The deadline for proposals is 2 October 2012. Full details are available on the ESRC website.