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Visiting Scholars Program - Now Accepting Applications

The NSF-Simons National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology invites scholars to apply to its Visiting Scholars Program. The goal of this program is to enhance collaborations between biological and mathematical scientists and to stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary science.


Description of Appointment 


Participants will be appointed for an extended period (from ten days up to six months) to visit and work in the NSF-Simons National Institute for Theory and Mathematics in Biology’s (NITMB) headquarters at 875 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. NITMB Visiting Scholars will be granted a shared office and, upon request, may also be affiliated with one or more of the NITMB’s research groups. This can include working within a group’s experimental lab developing or learning new methods, or conducting research.


NITMB Visiting Scholars participate in the vibrant intellectual life of the NITMB, including convening programs, workshops, seminars, tutorials, and theme research-in-progress meetings. Participants are encouraged to share their expertise and knowledge with NITMB members in these forums. NITMB Visiting Scholars can use their time for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to 1) initiation and growth of cross-disciplinary collaborations, 2) problem-solving central to their research, and 3) immersion in fields that are unfamiliar but of interest.


NITMB Visiting Scholars receive university identification and email accounts, access to library facilities, including online journals, and elective health insurance coverage. Mail, copying, and scanning facilities are also available.​


Financial support for housing is provided on an as-needed basis. Please note that the NITMB is unable to provide salary for Visiting Scholars.​


While researchers may alternatively apply to visit the NITMB as part of one of its Convening Programs, the NITMB Visiting Scholars Program is intended to be a separate, independent mechanism to apply to be in residence at the NITMB.




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