Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences
NSF 20-575 https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20575/nsf20575.htm
Successful proposals are 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 direct relationship between a biological/biomedical application and the mathematical/computational/statistical work 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.
All proposals in response to this solicitation must be responsive to one or more of the research areas of NIGMS https://www.nigms.nih.gov/research-areas .
Proposals not conforming to these areas will be returned without review. Proposals that are of biological/biomedical nature but not within the scope of NIGMS (such as proposals that focus on a specific disease or physiological system) should be submitted to NIH under the parent R01 FOA https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-056.html .