Pilot Project Program 2021

The BDHSC continues to encourage research collaboration that leverages existing data to address critical issues related to health behavior, clinical care, healthcare delivery, and population health. The 2021 Request for Proposals can be found below.

The purpose of the Pilot Project Program is to stimulate and promote interdisciplinary research in Big Data health sciences by supporting meritorious applications that utilize existing data sources in order to address critical issues related to health behavior, patient care, healthcare delivery, and population health. The program will support research that uses a variety of data sources, including electronic health records data, social media data, geospatial data, genomic data, bio-nanomaterial data, and other publicly available or acquirable data. The issues to be addressed by the pilot projects can also include a variety of health outcomes at individual,


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. 

2021 Pilot Project RFP