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Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships
NIMBioS offers fellowships for visits for up to several months by graduate students interested in pursuing research with NIMBioS senior personnel, postdoctoral fellows or working group participants. Visiting graduate students will work on-site at NIMBioS. The program is designed to facilitate graduate student training while fostering research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Graduate students at the beginning stages of linking theory and data are strongly encouraged to apply. If the proposed visit is less than two-weeks, graduate students should instead apply as a NIMBioS Short-Term Visitor. For more information on Graduate Student Fellowships, click here.

Graduate Assistantships
Current UTK/UTIA graduate students working at the interface between mathematics and biology are invited to apply for graduate assistantships with NIMBioS. Applications are considered in the spring semester of each year for funding in the subsequent academic year, beginning August 1st.

Joint MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM Summer Graduate Program
Each summer, NIMBioS helps to present this 10-day program at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI). Instructors are researchers in mathematics and the biological sciences from across North America. Graduate students from the mathematical, physical and life sciences are all encouraged to apply. The 2013 program was held at NIMBioS. For information about the 2014 program, click here. For information about the 2015 program: Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems, to be held June 1–12, click here. Deadline to apply for financial support: March 1, 2015.

Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiative Workshops
Mathematical sciences institutes in North America, including the NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, have formed a committee with the goal of joining together in their efforts to support the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. Different programs target undergraduates, graduate students, recent PhD's, faculty and professionals. The "Modern Math Workshop" at SACNAS (, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2012, is one of these activities. The annual "Spring Opportunities" workshop is another activity of this group, with NIMBioS as the lead organizer in 2014. The 2014 event promotes opportunities for early career women in the mathematical sciences. See the full schedule here.

NIMBioS Tutorials
NIMBioS hosts a number of tutorials related to the interface of biological/computational/mathematical research.


Dr. Suzanne Lenhart
Associate Director for Education and Outreach
Phone: (865) 974-4270    Fax: (865) 974-9300

Kelly Sturner
Education and Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS
Phone: (865) 974-9364    Fax: (865) 974-9300

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1122 Volunteer Blvd., Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410