Funding Alert: Up to $1.2M for Research at Interface of Biological & Mathematical Sciences
TL;DR: Up to $1.2M per award ($5M total) is available for any project working on fundamental research in mathematics and statistics necessary to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Closing date: September 18, 2020
Expected number of awards: 15–25
Award amount: Up to $1.2M
How to apply: Start here
What is the National Science Foundation?
The AFRL leads the discovery, development and delivery of war-fighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. They are “pushing the boundaries and creating a new tomorrow through unparalleled research.”
Why Biological & Mathematical Sciences?
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plan to support fundamental research in mathematics and statistics necessary to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need to promote research at the interface between mathematical and life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support innovative activities by existing teams.
How does this funding work?
The joint DMS/NIGMS initiative offers two submission tracks: Track 1 — for projects with a total budget of up to $600,000 and an award duration of 3 years, and Track 2 — for projects with a total budget of up to $1,200,000 and award duration of 3–4 years.
Any proposal submitted in response to this solicitation should be submitted in accordance with the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20–1).
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