Proposal Submission Service

As an IDIES member, we encourage you to submit proposals through IDIES that will utilize any of our resources and services so that we can help you best leverage IDIES offerings, including configuration design to best serve your project needs cost effectively, for greater success of award. To use this service, the proposal must include the use or development of data-intensive computing resources, tools, or analysis. Additionally, our members list is an excellent place to look for fellow researchers who may have overlapping research interests for project collaboration.


If you choose to submit your data-intensive proposal through IDIES, IDIES grant staff will assist you in assembling the full proposal package and certify that all University and sponsor requirements are met to ensure a successful submission to the sponsor. Additionally, our grant staff can assist faculty members in facilitating any consultation needed from our technical staff to strengthen the data-intensive aspects of their proposals.


Post award management for all IDIES awards are passed to the PI’s primary department grants administration staff. IDIES staff will assist in award set up, with JHURA, to ensure a smooth hand-off to department grants staff and that all pertinent award management information is delivered.

PI's Proposal Timeline

Proposal Submission Service

Proposal Submission Process

IDIES members have access to a host of resources, including, but not limited to, our Proposal Submission Service. MEMBERSHIP  RESOURCES & APPLICATIONS

The IDIES community encompasses faculty, researchers, and professionals from across the scientific and engineering spectrum who command an ever-expanding arsenal of research techniques. Our membership is your resource for developing cutting-edge methods to tackle the most relevant and computationally challenging problems we face today. We host an Annual Symposium each October, which is a great opportunity to learn, network, and share your work. Our Bi-monthly Seminar provides an opportunity to attend seminars presented by distinguished speakers. Plus we host more Events throughout the year that you will hear about on our email list.



IDIES discovers and shares information about funding opportunities targeted towards Big Data researchers.

Contact our office for a current list of available funding opportunities.

As soon as you find a Big Data research grant you are interested in, you should start working with our administrators on your proposal. Our administrative staff will help you build a successful proposal package. The IDIES team has extensive experience submitting proposals to, for example, NSF, DoD, NASA, NIH, NCI, and several private foundations.

Our technical staff have been building big data systems and integrating new projects with existing systems since before 2000. Members can work with our engineers to identify your hardware requirements and help design the right system for your project.


Funding agencies understand that grants awarded to institutions with existing infrastructure increases their ROI. Including a description of IDIES’s planned computational resources and how you will use them in your proposal will give it a competitive edge.


If your proposal is funded, our staff will continue to work with you as needed. However, we will not administer your award – your own department will do so. Any awards that result from a sponsored project application submission through IDIES will be reviewed and established within the JHU financial infrastructure through the collaborative efforts of both the KSAS Divisional Business Office and the Divisional Business Office of the school in which the Principal Investigator primarily functions. The post-award general administrative function will be managed by the primary department of the awarded Principal Investigator. The primary department is responsible to ensure compliance with any laws, regulation, and adherence to all terms and conditions of any agreements resulting from an award through IDIES.

Proposal & Award Process Phases