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Division of Mathematical Sciences

NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems  (MathBioSys)

Name Email Phone Room
Arcady  Mushegian (703) 292-8528   
Elizabeth  Roy 212-524-6966   
Junping  Wang (703) 292-4488   
William  E. Zamer (703) 292-8413   

Important Note: For timely responses to your questions, please direct your email messages to the Program Directors on the MathBioSys Working Group at


Solicitation  17-560

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.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    September 29, 2017


The purpose of the NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys) is to enable innovative collaborative research at the intersection of mathematics and molecular, cellular and organismal biology, to establish new connections between these two disciplines, and to promote interdisciplinary education and workforce training. The National Science Foundation Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Simons Foundation Division of Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) and Division of Life Sciences shall jointly sponsor up to three new research centers to facilitate collaborations among groups of mathematicians, statisticians, and biologists. Research activities conducted at each center will be focused on a particular set of topics at the interface of the mathematical sciences with molecular, cellular, and organismal biology. Each center will conduct interdisciplinary education and training through research involvement of recent doctoral degree recipients and graduate students from across this multi-disciplinary spectrum. Each center is also expected to conduct convening activities, including short-term and/or long-term visitors programs, workshops, and/or outreach activities. These centers will have annual meetings of the Principal Investigators (PIs) and other principal researchers, held at the Simons Foundation in New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 17-560

NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys) Webinar - June 15, 2017 - 3:00pm - Please register here!

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program