2023 Data Science Course Development Grant Program

Link to pdf of full Request For Proposals

Goals: The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS), in association with the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence, solicits proposals for enhancing data science education at Texas A&M. The aim of the TAMIDS Course Development Grant Program is to support faculty to develop new courses in Data Science (including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning within the program scope) or to revamp existing courses to include Data Science components. The program supports development of for-credit courses for graduate and/or undergraduate TAMU students, and of similar components within summer programs or for broader outreach. Possible proposed deliverables include, but are not limited to, class notes, videos, labs, homework and exam problem sets. The funds are intended to support time for the proposer to design and develop the course and deliverables, and can also support associated faculty, researchers or students engaged in the proposed development activities. The funding does not support delivery of the proposed program when completed.

Support: TAMIDS will provide up to $15,000 unrestricted funds deposited in the lead proposer’s research account for accepted proposals. The funds will be deposited in two installments, the first $10,000 at the start of the project, and the remaining $5,000 when the proposed deliverables are completed (requiring submission of any new course to CARS), if this occurs on or before December 31, 2024.

Eligibility: Individual and team proposals are allowed. The lead proposer must be a full-time Tenured / Tenure Track or Academic Professional Track faculty of any level with primary affiliation in Texas A&M University (including Galveston and Qatar campuses), TEES, TEEX, AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, or TTI. Collaboration outside these organizations is permitted, but funds will only be available to personnel within these organizations.

Limitations: Each eligible person may be a proposer (lead or otherwise) on at most one proposal.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted up to the deadline date of March 27, 2023.

Proposal Review: Proposals will be reviewed competitively by a committee established by the TAMIDS Director, with awards being communicated by May 8, 2023.

Further Details and Application Procedures: are described in the full RFP

Information on Previous Awards: for the 2021 and 2022 programs.

Contact Information: Jennifer South, TAMIDS, jsouth@tamu.edu