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Requests for NIMBioS Support

Overview. Read our overview page to learn about the types of research we promoted and expectations for NIMBioS researchers, including acknowledgment formats, how to report your publications and products, and instructions for organizers of NIMBioS Working Groups and Investigative Workshops.

Categories of Requests for Support. NIMBioS supported a range of scientific activities across the spectrum of synthetic research in mathematics and biology. NIMBioS invited applications from the following categories:

  • Innovator Workshops at NIMBioS aimed to enhance understanding of important questions at the intersection of biology and mathematics and to generate new approaches for addressing them.
  • Accelerator Tutorials at NIMBioS provided both students and professionals with in-depth, cross-disciplinary instruction in quantitative topics. Tutorials could be held on-site at NIMBioS or with virtual participants held live online.
  • Short-term Visitors were supported to work on-site at NIMBioS for periods up to one week to foster synthetic research at the interface between mathematics and biology.
  • Self-supported Visitors. NIMBioS provided office space and a collaborative scientific environment for self-supported visitors for visits of up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project.
  • Working Groups focused on major well-defined scientific questions at the interface between biology and mathematics that require insights from diverse researchers.
  • Investigative Workshops focused on a broader topic or a set of related topics, summarizing/synthesizing the state of the art and identifying future directions.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows proposed synthetic projects that required an amalgam of mathematical and biological approaches.
  • Graduate Assistantships were open to current UTK/UTIA graduate students working at the interface between mathematics and biology.

Application Deadlines. Proposals for Innovator Workshops and Accelerator Tutorials were considered three times each year with deadlines on April 1, July 1, and November 1.

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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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