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Program supports faculty engaged in field-based human subjects research

A new funding opportunity is available to support faculty engaged in field-based human subjects research.

The MAP Academy invites interdisciplinary faculty across all campuses to submit proposals for the Applied Analytics and Data Infrastructure (AADI) Catalyst Program — an initiative to support the rigor of high-quality, field-based human research at the University of Nebraska. This program is made possible through a grant from the Nebraska Research Initiative.

Successful applicants may receive up to $1,500 in project support from MAP Academy faculty and staff. Funds will be awarded for use in the 2023-24 fiscal year and must be used by June 30, 2024.

For full consideration, please submit proposals by March 1, 2024. Submissions received after this priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

What is the MAP Academy? 

The MAP Academy, housed within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS), promotes the advancement of methodologies, applied analytics and data infrastructure to support and enhance rigorous research within the social, behavioral, health and educational sciences. Experienced faculty and staff work closely with researchers to understand their needs and ensure high-quality data.

The MAP Academy offers support in many content areas and partners with faculty during all stages of research. Example services include providing rigorous methodological and study design support, setting up dynamic data systems, performing in-depth analyses and more.

Why is the program needed? 

The AADI Catalyst Program was developed to meet the significant need for the MAP Academy’s specialized services among faculty conducting human subjects research in diverse fields within the University of Nebraska system.

In addition to promoting rigorous, high-quality research that supports competitive federal grant proposals, the program aims to serve as a catalyst for new research collaborations that address real-world challenges, contributing to positive societal change.


Visit the MAP Academy website for more program details, including a list of available services, and to submit a proposal.