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Short-term visitors are supported to enable synthetic research on any aspect of evolutionary biology and relevant disciplines. Visitors will work on-site at NESCent for periods of 2 weeks to 3 months. Proposals can include any type of synthetic evolutionary project, but we particularly welcome collaborative projects. Such collaborations might include collaborations with NESCent in-house scientists or informaticians; joint proposals from two or more investigators to spend time together at NESCent; or proposals from leaders of working groups to work on their project with NESCent informatics staff.

Proposals should project an important evolutionary question, and should reflect NESCent’s mission to facilitate synthesis and analysis of existing data. NESCent will not fund collection of new data or field research, but encourages the mining of public and private databases. Products might include (but are not restricted to):

* Synthetic papers and reviews
* Databases allowing others to build on your foundation
* Software or mathematical tools that solve a major analytical problem

NESCent is committed to making data, databases, software and other products that are developed as part of NESCent activities available to the broader scientific community. Applicants should review the Data and Software Policy for NESCent.
Proposals are considered four times a year, with deadlines on January 1, April 1, July 1 and September 1. Proposals will be evaluated in terms of both the scientific value of the project and the qualifications of the applicant. Visitors will receive reimbursement for travel and housing expenses, and an honorarium to cover other incidental expenses (meals, etc).
Because of visa restrictions, international scholars should contact us before applying.

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