Funding

Data science and informatics funding opportunities are available from NCI and NIH programs.

Pre-register for the Metadata Automation DREAM Challenge. This challenge provides an opportunity for developers, cancer informaticists, data scientists, and engineers to develop a solution to automate metadata annotation to inform the development of the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons. 
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Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR)

The Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) trans-NCI program supports informatics technology development and provides funding opportunities focused on algorithm development, prototyping and hardening, enhancement and dissemination, and sustainment.

View the available funding opportunities on the ITCR website.

Big Data-Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP)

The Big Data-Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) program provides training and funding opportunities for clinical scientists that utilize data science to develop new treatment and prevention options.

View more information at the BD-STEP page.

The Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)

The NCI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) supports postdoctoral researchers who do not require extended periods of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees before transitioning to research independence. 

View award information on the Award Funding page.

Data Science at NIH

Data Science at NIH provides funding opportunities in support of biomedical data science activities. Various funding opportunities are currently available through September 2021.

View funding opportunities on the Data Science at NIH Research Funding page.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants Funding

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides grant programs to support fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and data science.

View funding opportunities on the Grant Programs Research Support page.

Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI)

The Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) supports biomedical computing issues at NIH and is comprised of representatives across each of NIH’s institutes and centers. BISTI provides funding opportunities across broad-based and specific initiatives.

View funding opportunities on the Funding Announcements page.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) provides funding opportunities related to various NIBIB resource initiatives and program areas, including bioimaging, bioengineering, and informatics.

View NIBIB-supported funding opportunities on the Research Funding page.