University of South Carolina Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC) is seeking proposals for the conduct and uptake of pilot research projects focusing on the Big Data analytics in addressing critical issues related to health behavior, healthcare, and population health.

The purpose of this RFP is to invite pilot project applications on the utilization of Big Data analytics in health-related research. The primary goals of this pilot project program will be to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in Big Data health science research and support meritorious applications that can leverage existing data to address critical issues related to health behavior, clinical care, healthcare delivery, and population health. Interdisciplinary research that involves linking and integrating data sets from multiple sources are particularly encouraged. Existing data may include, but are not limited to electronic health records data, social media data, geospatial data, genomic data, or bio-nanomaterial data


Announcement Release Data: January 11, 2021

Application Receipt Date: April 15, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Notification of Outcome: All applicants will receive notification by June 30, 2021

Earliest Project Start Date: August 16, 2021


For complete information about eligibility, see the Request for Proposals

Eligible applicants include all full-time faculty of the University of South Carolina system. Interdisciplinary collaboration across departments/schools/colleges is strongly encouraged. Each faculty can only serve as a lead PI on one application but can participate as Co-PI or Co-investigator on other applications in response to this request. BDHSC faculty are eligible to apply but are strongly encouraged to team up with non-BDHSC faculty.