Research and Training Opportunities at NIMBioS
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Tutorial: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2015, to be held Aug 10–15, 2015, at NIMBioS, co-sponsored by the American Society of Naturalists. Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements. This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data. Application deadline: May 1, 2015. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the tutorial and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Evolution and Warfare, to be held September 16-18, 2015, at NIMBioS. Warfare is a widespread and arguably universal practice of human societies and has potentially acted as a powerful source of selection for both biological and cultural evolution. Participants in this workshop will work toward an integrated approach to the study of warfare under decentralized or loosely controlled conditions, combining empirical data, evolutionary theory, and mathematical models. Working hypotheses will be informed by evolutionary theory using data from diverse conflict settings. Application deadline: May 17, 2015. Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
Applications are now being accepted for the NIMBioS/BioQUEST Workshop: Biology by Numbers: Bringing Math to the High School Biology Classroom, to be held July 20-22, 2015, at NIMBioS. The program will feature hands-on experience with activities that use real data, tools for graphing, modeling, and much more. The University of Tennessee's popular Biology in a Box will supply some of the activities integrating math and science. The workshop will be led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula. Application deadline: June 5, 2015 Click here for a descriptive flyer. For more information about the workshop click here.
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.
Application deadline: June 15, 2015.
For more information about the workshop and how to apply click here.
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 http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/.
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.
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.
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.