Have a great research idea that needs text and data mining? Now’s your chance to make it happen.

ProQuest will provide five research teams with six months free access to TDM Studio, ProQuest’s powerful new text and data mining solution. This program is open to any research team globally conducting research at an academic institution.

Digital Research Support Program Overview

The Digital Research Support Program is available to faculty and graduate students at higher education academic institutions. See the requirements and learn how to submit your proposal.

The five selected teams will have the ability to support 1-5 users working on the same project for up to six months.

Content available to research teams consists of content your library already subscribes to, which may include:

  • • Major Newspapers - the nation’s most respected national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune, all in full-text format
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT) – the world’s most comprehensive, curated collection of multi-disciplinary dissertations and theses from around the world, offering nearly 5 million citations and 2.6 million full-text works from thousands of universities

If you are on your campus network, check out https://proquest.com to see what content is available.

Teams may also upload their own curated datasets. 

Researchers will be able to export their derived results for publication or dissemination.

Research Team Qualifications

  • • Teams must be from an academic institution
  • • Teams can consist of up to 5 researchers
  • • Team members can be from more than one institution
  • • At least one research team member has working knowledge of text and data mining methodologies using R or Python

Research Team Expectations

  • • Participate in 1-hour TDM Studio training
  • • Attend scheduled status meetings
  • • Submit a write-up of your research within 30 days of completion. ProQuest has the option to publish the document as a case study. See examples of previous TDM case studies. The post-research write-up should include:
    • • Executive summary
    • • Research area
    • • Methodology
    • • Research results


November 30, 2020

Deadline for submissions

December 15, 2020

Research teams selected

TBD (Mid-December)

TDM Studio training

January 1 – June 30, 2021

Access period / research conducted

July 31, 2021

Final research write-ups due

Selection Criteria

ProQuest will make selections with an eye to having a variety of approaches so it can showcase the range of research that is possible using TDM Studio. A panel of ProQuest judges will review the entries and select submissions based on the following:

  • • A well-developed research question or topic (30%)
  • • Identified analysis methods (20%)
  • • A feasible completion timeline within 6 months (20%)
  • • Team members well qualified to conduct the work proposed (10%)
  • • Clear outputs anticipated from the award, such as publications, presentations, case studies, etc. (20%)

How to Submit Your Proposal

Now through November 30, 2020, research teams may submit their research proposals via the Digital Research Support Program submission form.

Please direct any questions about the submission process to the TDM Studio Product Team at TDMStudio@proquest.com.   

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