Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

NSF Announces Biological Informatics Postdoc Research Fellowship Program

Premium

BETHESDA, Md.--The Directorate for Biological Sciences of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will begin offering approximately 20 annual postdoctoral research fellowships of $50,000 per year for two or three years in biological informatics, pending availability of funds.

The new program seeks to encourage research and training at the postdoctoral level at the intersection of biology and the informational, computational, mathematical, and statistical sciences, NSF said. The goal of the program is to provide training to young scientists in preparation for careers in biological informatics in which research and education will be integrated. "There is an increasing need for training in biological informatics at all occupational levels, and it is expected that the fellows trained through these fellowships will play an important role in training of the future workforce," NSF announced.

Biological questions appropriate for the technologies and approaches of informatics cover the full range of biology normally supported by the NSF including, but not limited to, structural, functional, and evolutionary genomics; genetics; cell biology; physiology; biochemistry; biophysics; development; neurobiology; ecology; evolution; and systematics.

Applications must address scientific questions in the field of biology and use computer-intensive statistical, modeling, database, or other informatics tools.

Filed under

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.