About Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Within this broad mission, BWF has two primary goals:
- To help scientists early in their careers develop as independent investigators
- To advance fields in the basic biomedical sciences that are undervalued or in need of particular encouragement
About the Award
BWF's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.
These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
The competition will employ a two-stage process. Preproposals will be reviewed and full proposal invitations will be sent by November 14, 2016.
All applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award. If eligibility criteria are met, applicants will be automatically directed to the web-based pre-proposal form.
It is strongly recommended that potential applicants review the Request for Proposals prior to accessing the eligibility questionnaire.
For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view the Request for Proposals.
For more details please click on the "Further official information" link below.
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