Skip to main content

External Funding

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

The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has announced plans to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. The agencies recognize that the extraordinary growth of data-rich biology has created revolutionary opportunities for mathematically-driven advances in biological research, creating need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences. Successful proposals will either involve the formulation of new mathematical, computational, or statistical models and tools whose analysis poses significant mathematical challenges or identify innovative mathematics or statistics needed to solve an important biological problem. This program is designed to encourage new collaborations, as well as to support existing ones. Proposals are due Sept 15, 2016. See full details at:

Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering GAANN opportunity for Fall 2016

The UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering Program (NSME) announces a new Department of Education GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) fellowship available for the Fall 2016 semester.

To qualify:

  • Demonstrated intent to conduct research and/or have teaching as a career goal
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must be admitted to or enrolled in the NSME degree program

Contact Linda Bugge, NSME Program Coordinator:

Society of Mathematical Biology

The Society of Mathematical Biology newsletter posts notices about job openings, conferences and workshops. The SMB Digest is available on the SMB Home Page at

Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) aims to enhance the synergistic relationships between the mathematical sciences and other NSF-supported disciplines through the Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII) activity. The MSII activity encourages and supports new research collaborations among mathematical scientists and other scientists and engineers working in NSF-supported research areas of high national priority.

To apply for MSII support, after submitting a proposal to a non-DMS program for a research project that involves mathematical scientists, or a supplement request to include new mathematical scientists in a research project supported by a non-DMS award, the Principal Investigator must send an e-mail message specifying the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the mathematical scientist(s) and the NSF proposal ID to [ ]. Transmission of this e-mail message will constitute a request that DMS consider the proposal or supplement request for MSII funding. More details see: