Looking for collaborators in data science? The MBDH Collaboration Cafe is open!

The Collaboration Cafe is a monthly webinar open to all that is focused on building a community of data science researchers in the Midwest and beyond to explore funding opportunities and develop proposals. We are focused on elevating early-career scholars, particularly from underresourced institutions, but everyone is welcome, including participants from industry, nonprofits, and government agencies.

The Collaboration Cafe is an informal meeting, but has some structured elements during each session, including a funding opportunity walk-through, lessons learned from prior awardees, researcher lightning talks, small group discussions, and a speed-networking segment.

To tell us more about your interests, or to present at the Collaboration Cafe, please fill out the form in the sidebar.

Upcoming webinars:

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. CT/4:00–5:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Building Open-Source Ecosystems
Solicitation:

  • • NSF Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) Phase II (22-572)

Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director
Guest Presenter: Dr. Peter Atherton | NSF Program Director, POSE Program, and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs Phase I (SBIR/STTR Phase I)



Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. CT/4:00–5:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Midwest Workshop on Data for Healthy, Resilient Communities
Solicitation:

  • • NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13) (PA-21-151)

Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director



Prior webinars:

July 21, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: Cybersecurity & Big Data
Solicitation: NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) (22-517)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

June 16, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Guest Presenter: Dr. Juan Jenny Li, NSF Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Topic: Early-Career Funding
Solicitation: NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (22-598)—Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

May 19, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Guest Presenter: Dr. Fenglou Mao, NIH Program Officer, NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS)
Lightning Talk Presenter: Franco Delogu, Associate Professor of Psychology, Lawrence Technological University [Slides (pdf)]
Topic: Multidisciplinary Data Science in Health
Solicitation: NSF/NIH Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) (NSF 21-530)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)
Co-Host: Dr. Ivo Dinov | Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

April 21, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: Building Smart and Resilient Communities
Solicitation: NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) (22-529)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

March 17, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Guest Presenter: Dr. Alan Sussman, NSF Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)
Topic: Early-Career Funding
Solicitation: NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER): Includes the description of NSF Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (20-525)—Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

February 17, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Guest Presenter: Dr. Ann Stapleton, USDA NIFA National Program Leader for AFRI DSFAS
Topic: Data in Food and Agriculture
Solicitation: USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative—Foundational and Applied Science Program—Data Science for Food and Agricultural Systems (DSFAS) program (USDA-NIFA-AFRI-007692)—DSFAS priority area due date has been changed: now due November 17, 2022
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

January 13, 2022
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: Data Science Education and Workforce Development in Genomics
Solicitation: NIH Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25) (PAR-21-075)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)
Co-Host: Dr. Ivo Dinov | Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

November 18, 2021
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: AI in the Midwest
Solicitation: NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes: Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce (22-502)—NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes Program Webinar Video and Slides (November 16, 2021)—Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

October 21, 2021
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: Cyberinfrastructure Workforce Development
Solicitation: NSF Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)

September 28, 2021
Presenter: John MacMullen, Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub
Topic: Cyberinfrastructure
Solicitations: NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) and NSF CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)—CCRI solicitation updated: now due January 11, 2022
Host: John MacMullen | MBDH Executive Director      View the slides (pdf)