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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
TRIPODS+X:VIS: Data Science Pathways for a Vibrant TRIPODS Commons at Scale Nirav Merchant National Science Foundation 10/1/2018 $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 9/1/2018 $234,000
Development of peer networks by producing videos highlighting the careers of women in math Nina Fefferman Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln 5/23/18 $4,875
Integrating Structural Theories of Revolution with Evolutionary Models to Predict Societal Resilience and (In)stabilitySergey GavriletsDOD-Minerva Research Initiative3/15/18$457,000
Modeling Risk Perception, Vector-borne Diseases and Environmental Integrity: Understanding Impacts of Policy Decisions for Vector ControlNina FeffermanUniv. of Maryland3/12/18$196,628
Optimal Spatial Targeting of Payments for Forest-based Ecosystem Services Under Climate and Market RisksPaul ArmsworthUSDA-AFRI3/15/18$336,474
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.10/1/17$74,563
Predicting the Evolution of Vector-borne Disease Dynamics in a Changing WorldNina FeffermanSmithsonian Institute9/1/17$358,010
ABR: Melding and Mathematical Theoretical Models of StressNina FeffermanTufts Univ.9/1/17$138,964
NRT INFEWS: Computational data science to advance research at the energy-environment nexusPam BishopUniv. of Chicago9/1/17$171,079
Radford HHMI Inclusive Excellence ProjectPam BishopRadford Univ.9/1/17$76,180
The 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology & MathematicsSuzanne LenhartNational Science Foundation9/1/17$19,590
Increasing STEM Education Retention with Intrusive Advising and Learning (I-SERIAL)Pam BishopFisk Univ.7/1/17$35,719
High-performance Computing for Agent-based Modeling of Between-group Conflicts (2 awards)Sergey GavriletsDOD-Army-ARL-Army Research Office4/15/17$205,671
Gains from Synchronizing Top-down and Bottom-up Conservation Activities within Agricultural LandscapesPaul ArmsworthResources from the Future4/1/17$43,930
Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES: South East Alliance for Persons with Disabilities in STEM (SEAPD-STEM)Suzanne LenhartAuburn Univ.10/1/16$16,820
External Evaluation of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis ProjectPam Bishop Univ. of Pittsburgh9/6/16$331,837
Biology Undergraduate Mathematics Anxiety and Attitudes Project (BioMAAP)Pam BishopRadford Univ.9/15/16$31,979
DCL: NSF INCLUDES Conference on Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM EducationLouis GrossNational Science Foundation9/1/16$248,397
Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-organizing Social NetworksNina FeffermanUniv. of Maryland9/1/16$74,840
Mathematics Support for Spatio-temporal Population and Population Dynamics Modeling and Simulation (4 awards)Louis GrossDOE-ORNL-UT Battelle8/1/16$93,396
Forestry Multicultural Scholar Program (MSP) Pam BishopUniv. of Tennessee-Institute of Agriculture-AgResearch6/1/16$21,600
Modeling Zika Control Effectiveness with Feedback in Risk Perception and Associated Demand Across Scales of InterventionNina FeffermanNational Science Foundation5/1/16$190,000

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