NSF/NIH- Joint Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences

Program:  The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This competition is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.

Examples of areas of research that are appropriate under this competition include the following:

  • Evolutionary or ecological population dynamics;
  • Differentiation and developmental processes;
  • Explanatory and predictive models of cellular behavior;
  • Molecular and cellular networks;
  • Novel and unique approaches to the prediction of molecular structure;
  • Simulations of the human systemic responses to burn, trauma and other injury;
  • New approaches to understanding system-wide effects of pharmacological agents and anesthetics, and their genetic and environmental modifiers.

Deadlines:  September 23, 2013, September 15, 2014, and September 15, 2015.

For the complete guidelines, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13570/nsf13570.htm.

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