Gordon Moore Foundation Giving USD $1.5 Million to Data Scientists

Moore’s new law is that big data will lead to big science. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation plans to give USD $1.5 million grants (in $200 000 to $300 000 yearly installments) to 15 worthy interdisciplinary scientists who can develop and use new algorithms, machine learning techniques, and other data-intensive science tricks to turn huge volumes of data into amazing scientific discoveries. According to the foundation, this is “likely the largest private investment in individuals who are pushing the frontiers of a new kind of data-driven science -inherently multidisciplinary, combining natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.”

Pre-applications are due Monday, February 24, 2014 by 5pm Pacific Time. 

Download the 2-page solicitation here.

Apply here.