The Trans-Atlantic Platform has funded projects in both social innovation and data.
The multinational and transatlantic projects funded under this opportunity are expected to both add to understandings of social innovation and deliver social innovation(s) through new research. Find out more about T-AP social innovation on the T-AP website.
Digging into data
The T-AP 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 UK
- North America – Canada, Mexico, the US
- South America – Brazil and Argentina.
The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how big data changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that we have massive databases of materials available for research in the humanities and the social sciences, what new, computationally based research methods might we apply?
The databases of materials we have available include:
- digitised books, newspapers and music
- information generated by internet-based activities
- mobile communications
- administrative data from public agencies
- customer databases from private sector organisations.
As the world becomes increasingly digital, new techniques will be needed to search, analyse, and understand these materials. Digging into Data challenges the research community to help create the new research infrastructure for 21st-century scholarship.
Digging into Data is a grant programme sponsored by several leading research funders from around the world. Teams of researchers from at least two different participating countries send in grant applications. These applications are reviewed by an international peer review panel.
Find out about more successful awards on the Digging into Data website.