Mathematical Biology

Mathematical and theoretical biology is a branch of biology which employs theoretical analysis, mathematical models and abstractions of the living organisms to investigate the principles that govern the structure, development and behavior of the systems, as opposed to experimental biology which deals with the conduction of experiments to prove and validate the scientific theories. The field is sometimes called mathematical biology or biomathematics to stress the mathematical side, or theoretical biology to stress the biological side. Theoretical biology focuses more on the development of theoretical principles for biology while mathematical biology focuses on the use of mathematical tools to study biological systems, even though the two terms are sometimes interchanged.

Mathematical biology aims at the mathematical representation and modeling of biological processes, using techniques and tools of applied mathematics. It has both theoretical and practical applications in biological, biomedical and biotechnology research. Describing systems in a quantitative manner means their behavior can be better simulated, and hence properties can be predicted that might not be evident to the experimenter. This requires precise mathematical models.

Mathematical biology employs many components of mathematics, and has contributed to the development of new techniques.

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University of Houston

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Scholarships for Mathematical Biology Majors

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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

$39,000 October 29, 2021 See Details
 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

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$39,000

deadline

October 29, 2021
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

$17,000 January 15, 2022 See Details
 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

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$17,000

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January 15, 2022
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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$10,000

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December 03, 2021
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CodeWizardsHQ Educational Scholarship

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$2,500

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May 01, 2022
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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

Up to $250,000 November 10, 2021 See Details
 

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

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Up to $250,000

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November 10, 2021
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PixelPlex STEM Scholarship

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$2,000 December 05, 2021 See Details
 

PixelPlex STEM Scholarship

PixelPlex

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$2,000

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December 05, 2021
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Community College Scholarships

Ohio Space Grant Consortium

$1,000 October 31, 2021 See Details
 

Community College Scholarships

Ohio Space Grant Consortium

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$1,000

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October 31, 2021
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Edith Hannigan McHale Scholarship

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

$1,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Edith Hannigan McHale Scholarship

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

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$1,000

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November 01, 2021
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Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

Study.com

$500 April 01, 2022 See Details
 

Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

Study.com

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$500

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April 01, 2022
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Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Up to $7,500 December 01, 2021 See Details
 

Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

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Up to $7,500

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December 01, 2021
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