JHU Faculty and Researchers who are affiliated with IDIES are encouraged to submit their computational- and data- intensive sponsored funding applications through IDIES. Our Proposal Submission Service is geared toward Big Data, one of the Signature Initiatives of Johns Hopkins University.

IDIES staff will manage the administrative coordination of your application and ensure the timely review and submission of all documentation. In addition, your proposal will benefit from our experience in setting up computationally-intensive systems, and in integrating with IDIES’s computational resources. Plus, as an affiliate, your proposal will benefit from the IDIES community’s cross-domain scientific expertise in solving data-intensive research problems.

IDIES is currently supported by six schools across Johns Hopkins University. Part of that support goes towards our Proposal Submission Service.

Get Started by Joining IDIES

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

Find a Funding Opportunity

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

Work with our Proposals Team

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.

Find Collaborators

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.

Work with our Technical Staff

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.

Build out from our Infrastructure

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.