Opportunities List May 2016

Extended Deadline for the Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry (PEPI) (May 6th, 2016)
The deadline has been  extended for early career faculty, research scientists and postdocs interested in doing summer 2016 research visits with our industry partners, UnitedHealthcare and McKesson. View interest areas for each company here: http://www.southbdhub.org/pepi.html

South Big Data Hub Working Groups and Theme Community Meetings are Being Scheduled

Theme Community Calls
Health and Big Data – Today (May 3rd) 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
The Big Data in Health theme community is an open forum to discuss data solutions and issues facing modern Healthcare.
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Opportunities List April 2016

DataStart: Student internships with industry
The Southern Startup Internship Program in Data Science (DataStart) provides graduate students from the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub) the opportunity to work with data-related startup companies on data-intensive business challenges important to the company. Students will be paid for their work through a grant to the startup company, and it is up to the students to identify their proposed host company. The program is designed to facilitate academic-industrial connections and enhance the entrepreneurial culture in the South. The application deadline is May 1, 2016. For more information, visit http://southbdhub.org/datastart.html

PEPI: Connecting early career faculty with industry
The Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry (PEPI) supports early career (pre-tenure) faculty members and postdocs, from the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub). Summer exchange visits will be sponsored to data-related industry partners. The overarching goals of the program are to support early career faculty in developing industry relationships, increase the capacity of early career faculty to mentor and prepare students for the workforce, and create a diverse Big Data pipeline from university research through to real-world impact. Applicants can apply with our without an identified industry partner. If without, the South BD Hub will attempt to provide matchmaking services for strong proposals. The application deadline is May 1, 2016. For more information, visit http://southbdhub.org/pepi.html  Continue reading