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Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences  (UBM)  Crosscutting Programs

This program has been archived.
Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Mary Ann  Horn MPS/DMS  Deborah  E. Allen  
Weiqing  Gu   Timothy  K. Kratz BIO/DBI 


Solicitation  08-510

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The goal of the Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM) activity is to enhance undergraduate education and training at the intersection of the biological and mathematical sciences and to better prepare undergraduate biology or mathematics students to pursue graduate study and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and biological sciences. The core of the activity is jointly-conducted long-term research experiences for interdisciplinary balanced teams of at least two undergraduates from departments in the biological and mathematical sciences. Projects should focus on research at the intersection of the mathematical and biological sciences. Projects should provide students exposure to contemporary mathematics and biology, addressed with modern research tools and methods. That is, projects must be genuine research experiences rather than rehearsals of research methods. Projects must involve students from both areas in collaborative research experiences and include joint mentorship by faculty in both fields. In addition, it is expected that projects will strengthen the research and education capacity, infrastructure, and culture of the participating institutions. To this end, projects should create models for education in the mathematical and biological sciences and influence the direction of academic programs for a broad range of students. It is expected that project leadership will come from faculty in both the mathematical and biological sciences. UBM is a joint effort of the Education and Human Resources (EHR), Biological Sciences (BIO), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF).


This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


Centers For Learning and Teaching

Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Science of Learning

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program