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Awards at NIMBioS

The following awards include grants, contracts, and other sponsored-projects administered by NIMBioS. We invite UT faculty to partner with NIMBioS and to learn how NIMBioS can help you build new initiatives at the forefront of scholarship. Please contact NIMBioS Director Louis Gross at

Award TitlePrincipal InvestigatorSourceAward DateAward Amount
External evaluation of UTK Chemistry REUMichael BestNSF5/01/2019$43,618
Advancing undergraduate training via mathematical modeling of biological systemsSuzanne LenhartNational Security Agency Central Security Service 3/21/2019 $77,922
External evaluation of NSF-Simons Research Center: Southeast Center for Mathematics (SCMB)Pam BishopGeorgia Tech3/01/2019$58,088
External evaluation of Cancer Learning in my Backyard (CLIMB)Michelle MartinPyramid Peak Foundation2/01/2019$47,033
The 2018 NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and MathematicsSuzanne LenhartNational Science Foundation11/09/2018$20,150
TRIPODS+X:VIS: Data Science Pathways for a Vibrant TRIPODS Commons at Scale Nirav Merchant National Science Foundation 10/01/2018 $199,859
Enhancing quantitative and data science education for graduate students in biomedical science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Louis Gross Burroughs-Wellcome Fund 9/13/2018 $150,000
Dynamic models for basic theory and applications in cultural evolution Sergey Gavrilets John Templeton Foundation 9/01/2018 $234,000
External evaluation of NRT-HDR: A team-based training paradigm integrating informatics and ecologyKiona OgleNSF9/01/2018$201,357
External evaluation of ADVANCE Adaptation - ASCEND: Adaptations for a Sustainable Climate of Excellence and DiversityVeerle KeppensNSF9/01/2018$104,576
External evaluation of VolsTeach for Appalachia: Strengthening the STEM Teacher Pathway from Community College to a Four-Year UniversityLynn HodgeNSF8/01/2018$110,964
Development of peer networks by producing videos highlighting the careers of women in math Nina Fefferman Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln 5/23/2018 $4,875
Integrating Structural Theories of Revolution with Evolutionary Models to Predict Societal Resilience and (In)stabilitySergey GavriletsDOD-Minerva Research Initiative3/15/2018$457,000
Optimal Spatial Targeting of Payments for Forest-based Ecosystem Services Under Climate and Market RisksPaul ArmsworthUSDA-AFRI3/15/2018$336,474
Modeling Risk Perception, Vector-borne Diseases and Environmental Integrity: Understanding Impacts of Policy Decisions for Vector ControlNina FeffermanUniv. of Maryland3/12/2018$196,628
Building Capacity for the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center to Co-produce Actionable Science Focused on Global Change Impacts to Natural ResourcesPaul ArmsworthNorth Carolina State Univ.10/01/2017$74,563
Predicting the Evolution of Vector-borne Disease Dynamics in a Changing WorldNina FeffermanSmithsonian Institute9/01/2017$358,010
ABR: Melding and Mathematical Theoretical Models of StressNina FeffermanTufts Univ.9/01/2017$138,964
NRT INFEWS: Computational data science to advance research at the energy-environment nexusPam BishopUniv. of Chicago9/01/2017$171,079
Radford HHMI Inclusive Excellence ProjectPam BishopRadford Univ.9/01/2017$76,180
The 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology & MathematicsSuzanne LenhartNational Science Foundation9/01/2017$19,590
External evaluation of Harvard Univ. MRSEC REU/STEAMeDKathryn HollarHarvard University8/01/2017$26,410
Increasing STEM Education Retention with Intrusive Advising and Learning (I-SERIAL)Pam BishopFisk Univ.7/01/2017$35,719
External evaluation of PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education & ScienceMelinda GibbonsNIH6/01/2017$44,674
External evaluation of Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER)Gladys AlexandreNIH6/01/2017$22,755
High-performance Computing for Agent-based Modeling of Between-group Conflicts (2 awards)Sergey GavriletsDOD-Army-ARL-Army Research Office4/15/2017$205,671
Gains from synchronizing top-down and bottom-up conservation activities within agricultural landscapes Paul Armsworth 4/1/2017 $43,930
Gains from Synchronizing Top-down and Bottom-up Conservation Activities within Agricultural LandscapesPaul ArmsworthResources from the Future4/01/2017$43,930
Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM)Suzanne LenhartAuburn Univ.10/01/2016$16,820
External evaluation of ASPIRE: Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in EducationErin HardinNSF9/15/2016$100,078
Biology Undergraduate Mathematics Anxiety and Attitudes Project (BioMAAP)Pam BishopRadford Univ.9/15/2016$31,979
External Evaluation of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis ProjectPam Bishop Univ. of Pittsburgh9/6/2016$331,837
DCL: NSF INCLUDES Conference on Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM EducationLouis GrossNational Science Foundation9/01/2016$248,397
Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-organizing Social NetworksNina FeffermanUniv. of Maryland9/01/2016$74,840
Mathematics Support for Spatio-temporal Population and Population Dynamics Modeling and Simulation (4 awards)Louis GrossDOE-ORNL-UT Battelle8/01/2016$93,396
External evaluation of UTK Chemistry REUMichael BestNSF6/01/2016$20,568
Forestry Multicultural Scholar Program (MSP) Pam BishopUniv. of Tennessee-Institute of Agriculture-AgResearch6/01/2016$21,600
Modeling Zika Control Effectiveness with Feedback in Risk Perception and Associated Demand Across Scales of InterventionNina FeffermanNational Science Foundation5/01/2016$190,000
The 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony Kelly Sturner Sloan Foundation 10/1/2015 $26,364
Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory Pam Bishop NSF 9/1/2015 $299,990
Spring Opportunities for Women in the Mathematical Sciences Suzanne Lenhart 1/20/2014 $28,906
Joint 2013 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Workshop Suzanne Lenhart 11/15/2013 $40,912
2012 Modern Mathematics Workshop at SACNAS Suzanne Lenhart 9/17/2012 $38,150

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