Foundation / Corporation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
01/07/22 4:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Canada emerging investigators for research addressing biological science. Applicants are required to submit a preproposal prior to a full proposal. Funding is intended to support emerging researchers who are seeking a career in academic research. The specific target group is researchers who have transitioned from graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences.
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.
Proposals that include deep or machine learning applications of artificial intelligence are particularly encouraged. Special consideration will also be given to proposals that investigate the connection between climate change and human health.
Candidates are expected to draw from their training in a scientific field other than biology to propose innovative approaches to answer important questions in the biological sciences. Examples of approaches include, but are not limited to, physical measurement of biological phenomena, computer simulation of complex processes in physiological systems, mathematical modeling of self-organizing behavior, building probabilistic tools for medical diagnosis, developing novel imaging tools or biosensors, developing or applying nanotechnology to manipulate cellular systems, predicting cellular responses to topological clues and mechanical forces, and developing a new conceptual understanding of the complexity of living organisms. Proposals that include experimental validation of theoretical models are particularly encouraged.
The support allocated for research is under the control of the award recipient and may be used flexibly for such items as equipment, consumable supplies, travel to scientific meetings, and laboratory personnel working with the award recipient.
GrantWatch ID#: 197577
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Eligibility inquiries should be directed in advance to BWF program staff by contacting:
Melanie Scott, Senior Program Associate
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