life sciences

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Program Solicitation
NSF 17-569

Summary of Program Requirements

Program Title:

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS)

Synopsis of Program:

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 research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones.

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

     September 01, 2017 - September 18, 2017

     September 1 - September 18, Annually Thereafter

Award Information

Anticipated Type of Award:

Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or R01 project (if the proposal is selected to be funded by NIGMS).

Estimated Number of Awards: 12 to 20

Approximately 12 to 20 awards from this competition may be made by either NSF or NIH at the option of the agencies, not the grantee. The number of awards will depend on the quality of received proposals and budget availability.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000

Up to $5,000,000 per year for new applications (up to $2,000,000 from NSF and up to $3,000,000 from NIGMS), subject to availability of funds and receipt of proposals of adequate quality. Award sizes are expected to range from $100,000 to $400,000 (total costs) per year with durations of 3-5 years.

Eligibility Information

Who May Submit Proposals:

None Specified

Who May Serve as PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

There are no restrictions or limits.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.

 

Full Program Solicitation can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17569/nsf17569.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click#toc

2016 LSSP Symposium confirms dates and speakers

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Life Sciences and Soceity Program at the University of Missouri has announced three confirmed speakers for the upcoming 2016 LSSP Symposium. 

  • Richard Alley is climate scientist from Penn State University. He is a member of the AAAS What We Know panel on climate change, and has a long history of bringing his message the general public.
  • Marcia McNutt is former head of the US Geological Survey, current Editor-in-Chief of Science, and incoming President of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Naomi Oreskes is a historian of science from Harvard University who focuses on scientific consensus. She has written about the consensus on climate change, but is most well-known for her book Merchants of Doubt, on which the recent film was based.

Watch a TED talk by Dr. Oreskes given in New York, NY in 2014:

The Symposium will be held March 18 & 19, 2016, and focuses on climate change and the Anthropocene.  There will be many events leading up to the symposium.  Stay tuned for more news and annoucements!