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Public funding sources, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, receive far more proposals than they can fund and are generally targeted toward specific areas, which can limit creativity and innovation in research and education. But NIMBioS was built to follow a different path—one that fosters opportunity through a broader lens of diverse interest allowing creativity and innovation to thrive. Our mission is two-fold: To address emerging problems of society using state-of-the-art modeling approaches and to foster the development of researchers across all generations.

At NIMBioS, private funds can unleash scientists' most groundbreaking ideas. Applying a transformative process, NIMBioS guides the evolution of novel concepts from inception into powerful research programs ultimately supported by traditional funding sources. The NIMBioS approach promotes trail blazing at the frontiers of science, cultivating today the leaders of tomorrow.

At NIMBioS, we remain committed to protecting the rights and opportunities extended to all members of the scientific community, and we will continue to welcome researchers from around the world. NIMBioS is committed to promoting diversity in all its activities. Diversity is considered in all its aspects, social and scientific, including gender, ethnicity, scientific field, career stage, geography and type of home institution.


Our mission is to foster the growth of transdisciplinary approaches within mathematics and biology


1122 Volunteer Blvd, Claxton 114
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410

Nina Fefferman, Director


From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Any options, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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