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Funding Opportunity: NSF Releases Solicitation for Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative

The following funding opportunity was shared by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on June 8, 2022. 

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) have issued an updated program solicitation (NSF 22-600) for an initiative designed to support fundamental research in mathematics and statistics necessary to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Full Proposal Submission Window: September 1-19, 2022

A successful proposal is expected to address clearly stated biological/biomedical questions, make a compelling case for and develop innovative mathematical/computational/statistical methods or integrate disparate mathematical/computational/statistical fields, and articulate a well-defined plan for the mathematics or statistics to drive biological/ biomedical discovery within the funded period. A clear description on the contribution of the mathematical/computational/statistical work to improved understanding of biological/biomedical problems is required. Research collaborations that include scientists from both the life and mathematical science communities are expected. Proposals from single investigators must provide convincing evidence that the principal investigator has the necessary expertise in both mathematics/statistics and life sciences. While projects from existing collaborations are allowed, we strongly encourage exploratory, high-risk and high-reward Track 1 proposals from new teams of researchers.

The joint DMS/NIGMS initiative offers two submission tracks:

Track 1 - for projects with a total budget of up to $600,000 and 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.

All proposals in response to this solicitation must address important questions in the biological and biomedical sciences that are within the NIGMS mission, which is to support fundamental research that increases our understanding of basic biological processes and lays the foundation for future advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. NIGMS does not focus on single classes of cells, tissues, organs, or diseases unless they are used as models for elucidating basic principles.

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