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[Bionews] NIMBioS Seeks Proposals for Innovator Workshops

Catherine Crawley via bionews%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Thu Jun 1 12:28:08 EST 2017


Got an innovative idea for transformative research? The National 
Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) seeks 
proposals for its new Innovator Workshops, which aim to enhance 
understanding of important questions at the intersection of biology and 
mathematics and to generate new approaches for addressing them. 
Organized by active researchers in academia, government or industry, 
Innovator Workshops at NIMBioS provide a dynamic, highly interactive 
forum for the presentation and discussion of cross-disciplinary research 
at the forefront of biological, mathematical, computational, and social 
science. Over the course of 3 to 5 days, these workshops gather experts 
in the field and provide outstanding networking opportunities. A key 
outcome is the development of new collaborations.

Proposals are considered three times each year with deadlines on July 1, 
November 1, and April 1. Researchers interested in organizing a workshop 
must submit a formal application to NIMBioS describing the proposed 
topic and key questions to be addressed. Besides submitting an 
application, organizers identify and secure commitments from up to 4 
primary presenters whose expenses will be fully covered by NIMBioS. An 
additional 25 to 35 participants will be identified through an open 
application process for approved workshops. These additional 
participants cover their own expenses. We expect to have some 
supplements for graduate students.

Innovator Workshops offer a more streamlined review process as opposed 
to our traditional Investigative Workshops 
(http://www.nimbios.org//workshops/).

For full details on Innovator Workshops including the online proposal 
system, visit http://www.nimbios.org/innovatorworkshops

Since 2009, NIMBioS has hosted more than 40 successful workshops with 
more than 1,500 participants on a wide variety of topics driven by input 
from the scientific community. Located at the University of 
Tennessee-Knoxville, near the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park, 
NIMBioS is an NSF-sponsored initiative to foster interdisciplinary 
research at the interface between mathematical and biological sciences. 
The institute's mission is to cultivate cross-disciplinary approaches in 
mathematical biology and to develop a cadre of researchers who address 
fundamental and applied biological problems in creative ways. Additional 
support for NIMBioS comes from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas about a possible 
Innovator Workshop, please contact Dr. Sergey Gavrilets, NIMBioS 
Associate Director for Scientific Activities, sergey from nimbios.org 
<mailto:sergey from nimbios.org>or Dr. Chris Welsh, NIMBioS Deputy Director, 
865-974-9334, cwelsh from nimbios.org <mailto:cwelsh from nimbios.org>

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