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Due date extended for MBDH Community Development and Engagement Program Proposals

The Community Development and Engagement program is open for proposals through 11:59 p.m. CT July 12, 2021! 

The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub provides support for new community-led initiatives that focus on key data challenges in the Midwest, including building data science educational capacity, bringing together cross-discipline and cross-sector communities that share interests, and removing barriers to data sharing. 

This year our focus is on fostering creative partnerships, including:

  • Small colleges and universities (especially MSIs and TCUs) with larger institutions
  • Academic institutions with local, state, or regional government agencies
  • Academic institutions with nonprofits
  • Academic institutions with industry collaborators
  • Across our priority theme areas
  • And more - we encourage you to think creatively!

See the complete call for proposals here:…


  • May 17 - Call for proposals released
  • May 24 - Overview webinar and collaborator matching event (opportunity to talk with other prospective proposers about collaborating on a project)
  • June 3 - Q&A webinar for proposers
  • June 17 - Q&A webinar with partner-matching session (3:00-4:00 CT)
  • July 12 - Proposals due 

Visit our website for the full call for proposals, the proposal template, eligibility information, and FAQs.

Other questions about the program can be sent to: