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Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science Education Research and Evaluation

NIMBioS is currently accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position in Science Education Research and Evaluation. This Fellow will assist in development and evaluation of a Quantitative Biology Concept Inventory (QBCI) to assess the impact of biological constructs and examples on student quantitative comprehension. For more information about the position and qualifications click here. The position is available to start as early as September 1, 2015.

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Computational Advances in Microbiome Research

NIMBioS invites you to join the live stream of our Investigative Workshop, Computational Advances in Microbiome Research, to be held July 27-28, 2015, at NIMBioS. The goal of this workshop is to bring together and integrate novel bioinformatic techniques from diverse areas of microbial community research.
For more information about the workshop click here.
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Call for Applications: Modern Math Workshop

As part of the Mathematical Sciences Collaborative Diversity Initiatives, nine mathematics institutes are pleased to host their annual pre-conference event, the 2015 Modern Math Workshop (MMW), on Oct. 28-29, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Workshop immediately precedes the 2015 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science ( SACNAS) annual meeting, Oct. 29-31. The Modern Math Workshop is intended to encourage minority undergraduates to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhD's in building their research networks. The Modern Math Workship begins with registration at noon on Wednesday, October 28 and ends at noon on Thursday, October 29.

The Modern Math Workshop presents 2 mini-courses for undergraduates and talks related to the research programs at the math institutes that would be of interest to graduate students and early career researchers.

Most participants attending this workshop are supported by SACNAS as part of the SACNAS National Conference. To apply for funding from SACNAS, please go to If you receive a notice from SACNAS that you are expected to attend the Modern Math Workshop (MMW), you will also be receiving a notice from us with a link for registration for MMW.

There is funding available directly from MMW to fund attendance at MMW and SACNAS. Priority for these funds will be given to minority graduate students and early career researchers. Applications will be via

Application deadline: July 31, 2015.
For more information, visit

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Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow Workshop

Apply now for the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ Workshop: Education for the Planet Earth of Tomorrow, to be held September 30 – October 2, 2015, at NIMBioS.
Applications will be accepted until all slots are filled.
For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.

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Call for Postdoctoral Fellowships

NIMBioS considers applications for postdoctoral scholarship two times per year, with deadlines on September 1 and December 11. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. Complete the online application and submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at

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Requests for NIMBioS Support

Requests for NIMBioS support for Working Groups, Investigative Workshops, and Sabbatical Fellows are considered two times per year, with deadlines on March 1 and September 1. Requests for Short-term Visits are considered at any time, but applications should be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the proposed visit date. All areas of research at the interface of biology and mathematics will be considered, but we are especially interested in activities expanding beyond the areas of research supported to date. Potential organizers of activities in areas of molecular biology, cell biology, network biology, immunology and systems biology are particularly encouraged to submit requests for support of Working Groups or Investigative Workshops.

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Requests for Visits to NIMBioS

NIMBioS hosts short-term supported visitors and self-supported visitors to assist their efforts in carrying out research that conforms to the mission of NIMBioS to foster research at the interface between mathematics and biology. Visitors will work on-site at NIMBioS and may link this visit with a Working Group or other activity at NIMBioS. Visit requests are considered at any time, but applications should be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the proposed visit date.

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Apply for the Graduate Student Fellowship

NIMBioS is pleased to offer fellowships for visits to NIMBioS for up to several months by graduate students interested in pursuing research with NIMBioS senior personnel, postdoctoral fellows or working group participants. The program is designed to facilitate graduate student training while fostering research at the interface of mathematics and biology. For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, click here.


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