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NIMBioS Graduate Assistantships

Current and Past Graduate Assistants

NIMBioS is currently not accepting new requests for support for Graduate Assistantships.


Beginning in 2008, NIMBioS has invited current UTK/UTIA graduate students working at the interface between mathematics and biology to apply for graduate assistantships with the Institute. The NIMBioS GRA program has been dedicated to supporting graduate students in high priority areas, including, but not limited to, computational biology, conservation and natural resource management, STEM education and evaluation, spatial biology and infectious disease modeling. NIMBioS has been particularly interested in graduate student projects that foster interdisciplinary interactions across campus units.

Applications were considered in the spring semester of each year for funding in the subsequent academic year, beginning August 1st. Students selected for the Assistantships were awarded stipend support ($22,500 for 9 months) and a tuition waiver to work on their proposed research topic in areas at the interface between mathematics and biology. Current awardees are expected to be in residence at the University of Tennessee for the academic year of the awarded assistantship. NIMBioS offers travel support to scientific meetings for Assistants to present their research.

In addition to carrying out their research as specified in their proposal, Assistants are expected to assist with NIMBioS activities, including providing computational support (including assisting with model development, analysis and coding) for NIMBioS participants, assisting in Working Group and Workshop activities, and/or collaborating with postdocs and NIMBioS faculty and students.

A goal of NIMBioS is to enhance the cadre of researchers capable of interdisciplinary efforts across mathematics and biology. As part of this goal, NIMBioS is committed to promoting diversity in all its activities. Diversity is considered in all its aspects, social and scientific, including gender, ethnicity, scientific field, career stage, geography and type of home institution. Questions regarding diversity issues should be directed to Dr. Ernest Brothers, the NIMBioS Associate Director for Diversity Enhancement ( You can read more about our Diversity Plan on our NIMBioS Policies web page. The NIMBioS building is fully handicapped accessible.

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