Applications for Short-term Visits are considered monthly. Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, in-person NIMBioS activities are, with rare exceptions, on hold through December 31. However, we are hosting virtual visits as part of NIMBioS Interactive. Applications for Short-term Visits to take advantage of the NIMBioS Interactive platform are encouraged. Proposed visit dates MUST be at least two weeks after the submission date. Read more ».
While COVID-19 concerns have limited traditional NIMBioS Short-term Visits, NIMBioS is encouraging collaboration through NIMBioS Interactive, a virtual collaboration platform using Sococo. We are accepting applications for visits of several days to several weeks for small groups working on projects that conform to the NIMBioS mission to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, research and education at the interface of the quantitative and life sciences. Visitors will be provided collaborative space within the NIMBioS Interactive platform to facilitate full group and breakout discussions as well as interaction with other members of the NIMBioS Interactive community. Projects may link to a previous Working Group or other activity at NIMBioS, or to collaborations with DySoC, SAL, or the NIMBioS Education and Outreach program, but new areas are open as well. We particularly welcome collaborative projects involving NIMBioS resident or local researchers; joint applications from two or more researchers to spend time interacting on the virtual platform; or applications from participants in other NIMBioS activities to work on their project with NIMBioS computational science staff. Visits must be concluded by December 31, 2020.
Applications should clearly elucidate how the proposed project will take advantage of the resources available at NIMBioS, why the focal questions are important, and should reflect the interdisciplinary mission of NIMBioS. NIMBioS will not fund collection of new experimental data or field research, but encourages the analysis and synthesis of existing data and the development of new models and mathematical approaches. Products might include (but are not restricted to):
NIMBioS is committed to making databases, software and other products that are developed as part of NIMBioS activities available to the broader scientific community.
Applications for Short-term Visits are considered on a rolling basis. Proposed visit dates should be at least two weeks after the submission date. Applications will be evaluated in terms of both the scientific value of the project and the qualifications of the applicant(s). Particular priority will be provided to students and junior researchers. There is a $15 per calendar month per person registration fee; visitors may request this fee be covered by NIMBioS. Successful applicants are expected to submit a brief report summarizing their activities at NIMBioS.
NIMBioS is also open to requests for self-supported visits lasting up to several months duration, with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project. If approved, these self-supported visitors would be required to pay a $15 per calendar month per person registration fee for access to the NIMBioS Interactive platform. Click here for more information and how to apply.
To apply, you must complete an application on our online registration system:
Guidelines for PDF upload required in online application:
Applicants with local collaborators must have the collaborator(s) send a short letter to NIMBioS confirming they are interested and available. The letter must be sent separately from the online application process, emailed to Chris Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary responsibility of NIMBioS researchers – visitors and residents – is to fulfill their goals regarding the scholarly activities undertaken at the Institute. Results produced from NIMBioS research activities are very important in measuring the success
of NIMBioS. Researchers are expected to report to NIMBioS any publications and/or other products that have resulted from activities at NIMBioS. In addition, copies of articles published should be sent to the Institute in electronic form. All research products derived in whole or in part through activities funded by NIMBioS are expected to formally acknowledge the role that NIMBioS funding played in the product development. The following links will help you in reporting your results:
Online Form to Report Results/Products
Suggested Acknowledgement Formats
NIMBioS Logo Files (for inclusion in presentations about NIMBioS-related work)
How to Write A Press Release
Within two weeks of your visit, you must supply the following two documents to the Associate Director for Scientific Activities (Sergey Gavrilets, email@example.com):
Click here for a PDF version of the NIMBioS reporting policy.