The Next Big Question Fund is investing in data-driven research questions that have the potential to transform the big data field. 

Whether seeding big data research or supporting knowledge mobilization activities, all researchers are encouraged to submit bold proposals to tell us: What is the next big question in big data?  By enabling collaboration, curiosity and intellectual risk-taking, the university is growing the big data research cluster and supporting the goals of SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan.

We empower you to push the boundaries of big data research.

Select projects will be funded up to $25,000. See the Terms of Reference to find out more. 

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Submit completed Application Forms to sfu_bigdata@sfu.ca


Call for Submissions Opens: February 6, 2019 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Announcement of Competition Results: Summer 2019

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We encourage potential applicants to connect with us at sfu_bigdata@sfu.ca to answer any questions they may have. 

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