The Collaborative Research Travel Grants 2017, Canada, USA

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About the Award

The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.  Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.  All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.  Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply.  Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.

Details

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible.  Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
  • All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.

Application Process

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants review the Request for Proposals prior to accessing the eligibility questionnaire.
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 proposal form.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Postdoctoral fellows or faculty at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree- granting institutions only.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
  • Citizens and non-citizen permanent and temporary residents of the U.S. and Canada who are legally quali ed to work in the U.S. or Canada are eligible.
  • Candidates who are temporary U.S. residents must hold a valid U.S. visa (J-1, H1B, F-1 or O-1 visas).
  • Temporary Canadian residents must hold a valid Canadian visa (Study Permit, C-43, C-44, C-10, or C-20 work permits/visas).
  • If you are a postdoctoral applicant, your visa status must allow you to remain in the U.S. or Canada during the project period of the grant. If a grant is awarded and your visa does not allow for such a stay, BWF may terminate the grant. BWF will not intercede on behalf of non-citizens whose stay in the U.S. or Canada falls out of visa compliance.
  • An authorized of cial at the applicant’s degree-granting institution must verify candidate’s immigration status as part of the application.

SELECTION PROCESS

BWF utilizes an interdisciplinary advisory committee to review applications and make recommendations for approval by the Fund’s Board of Directors.

Selection is made on the basis of the proposal’s scienti c quality of the proposed activities and the career development potential and impact of the collaboration/visit. BWF does not provide critiques or written comments of unfunded proposals.

TERMS OF GRANT/ USE OF FUNDS

Indirect costs may not be charged against the awards. Institutional overhead may not be charged against BWF grants.

Awards are made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions on behalf of the awardees.

The awardee’s institution is responsible for disbursing the funds and for maintaining adequate supporting records and receipts of expenditures.

Scienti c publications or presentations that result from the CRTG must acknowledge the awardee’s receipt of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2017 Collaborative Research Travel Grant.

This CRTG grant covers travel-related expenses (airfare, lodging, meals, ground transportation, etc.) and research- related consumables directly related to the proposed activity plan. The award recipient may use up to $500 of the grant to cover costs at the host’s or collaborator’s lab in addition to other lab supplies and material expenses. You must make your travel arrangements for your visit(s) and submit reimbursements through your home institution and follow policies of your home institution. After grants are made, visits cannot be modi ed without permission from BWF. This grant covers expenses for the exclusive use of the recipient only and cannot be transferred to another investigator.

Within eight weeks of completion of travel, awardee must submit a one to two-page PDF progress report (no form or template) describing the travel activity and what was accomplished through the grant via email to travel.progress@bwfund.org.

Within eight weeks of completion of all travel, awardee’s degree-granting institution must submit a financial report (form to be provided) in PDF via email to travel.progress@bwfund.org.

At the termination of the grant period, a balance of $500 or less may be kept by awardee’s home institution.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund does not assume responsibility for activities supported by the grant and shall not be liable for any activities conducted by the awardee upon receipt of the grant funds.

Recipients of the BWF Collaborative Research Travel Grant program are expected to participate in surveys and outcome evaluations. Contact from BWF staff or contractors who are conducting outcome evaluations of BWF grant programs may continue for a number of years after the grant has terminated.

See the complete guideline here.

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