The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology is pleased to announce new programming that will lay the foundation for collaborations at the intersection of mathematics and biology across the nation and the globe.
NSF-Simons Postdoctoral Fellows Program
The center is looking to recruit diverse young scientists trained in mathematics who exhibit interest in the interdisciplinary field of mathematical biology. The Program offers fellowships to support independent three-year postdoctoral positions at the interface of mathematics and biology. Fellows are expected conduct independent research with at least two center investigators, one in mathematics and one in biology, under the mentorship of the Center. DEADLINE: September 30, 2018. Click here for application instructions.
Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology
The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology’s Prize for Undergraduate Research in Quantitative Biology recognizes outstanding undergraduate research in quantitative biology. Up to five finalists will be invited to present posters describing their research at the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology Annual Conference, to be held on November 16-17, 2018 at Northwestern University. Awardees will be chosen based on the content and presentation of their research projects. Prize: 1st: $1000; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $500 DEADLINE: October 12, 2018. Click here for application instructions.
Visiting Scholars Program
The Center is investing in a community of visiting scholars to enhance the intellectual environment at the Center, at Northwestern University, and beyond. We hope our Visiting Scholars Program will lay the foundation for interdisciplinary quantitative biology research at an international level. The Center for Quantitative Biology’s Visiting Scholar Program is accepting applications for one to six-month appointments at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The Center is looking for scholars interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Click here for application instructions.
Pilot Projects Program
The Center will award seed funding to two pilot projects that are closely aligned with the central research mission of the Center. The CQuB, one of four national centers funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, is focused on “transforming our understanding of organismal growth and development through quantitative approaches”. Pilot projects should be high-risk high-reward research, interdisciplinary in nature, and be working at the interface of biology and mathematics. Selected projects will be funded for one year for up to $40,000 direct costs each. The second funding period submission deadline is June 14, 2019. Click here for application instructions.