Seed Grant Programs

IICD-Data Science award, in partnership with the Data Science Institute

The DSI Seed Funds Program supports new collaborations that will lead to longer term and deeper relationships among faculty in different disciplines across campus. Aimed at advancing research that combines data science expertise with domain expertise, the program’s funded research should embody the spirit of the Institute’s mission statement.

The Data Science Institute and the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics are collaborating to support up to two seed grants, up to $100,000 annually, for a maximum of two years, that align with their shared mission of improving the understanding of cancer biology, origins, treatment and prevention through data-driven methods and processes. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates that may further advance core research in Statistical and Probabilistic Modeling. If you wish to have your Seed Fund application reviewed for this opportunity as well, please indicate as such on the application cover page (check box).

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Past Seed Grant Awards

The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute (IICD) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019/2020 seed grant award in partnership with the Data Science Institute (DSI). DSI and IICD awarded two seeds grants:

  • Modeling the Dynamics of Young Onset Colorectal Cancer using Big Population Data (Investigators: Wan Yang, Mary Beth Terry, Jianhua Hu, Piero Dalerba)
  • Probabilistic Modeling of Intercellular Interactions that Drive Ferroptosis Susceptibility of Therapy-Resistant Cancer Cells (Investigators: Elham Azizi, Jellert Gaublomme, Brent Stockwell)

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