Applied Analytics & Data Infrastructure Catalyst Program

Application period is now closed.

The Applied Analytics and Data Infrastructure (AADI) Catalyst Program, funded by a grant from the Nebraska Research Initiative, supports collaboration among the MAP Academy team and interdisciplinary faculty across the University of Nebraska system who conduct field-based human subjects research.

The next AADI Catalyst Program call for proposals will open in the fall for the 2024-25 fiscal year.

More program details are outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Program Details


The Applied Analytics and Data Infrastructure (AADI) Catalyst Program was developed to meet the significant need for the MAP Academy’s services among interdisciplinary researchers conducting human subjects research in diverse fields across the University of Nebraska system. This funding opportunity is intended to promote rigorous, high-quality research, while also expanding our teams’ breadth and depth by serving as a catalyst for new collaborations.


Up to three applicants will be selected to receive funds. The maximum award request is $1,500.


Proposals must be submitted by full-time faculty in the University of Nebraska system (all campuses) who are engaged in field-based human subjects research and eligible for federal funding. This opportunity is open to all disciplines and departments.

Available Services

A list of available services for AADI Catalyst program applicants is outlined in the document below.


About MAP Academy

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. We emphasize research that is hands-on and meaningful in the real world.

How can we support your work?

Our team works closely with faculty to understand your needs and help generate and analyze high-quality data. Our strengths include providing rigorous methodological or study design support, setting up dynamic data systems, performing analyses and more. MAP Academy faculty and staff offer these highly specialized services at an hourly rate.

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