Burroughs Wellcome Fund Opportunity

Greetings –

I’d like to make you aware of this interdisciplinary research award to help scientists from selected fields (physics, mathematics, statistics, computational sciences or engineering) pursue post-doctoral work in the biological sciences. Please share widely, as our office is keen on finding a candidate for this prestigious and generous private award.

I apologize for the tight timeline, though thankfully, the initial LOI only requires background information and a 4,000 word description of the proposed work.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
$500,000 over 5 years
Preproposals due Sept. 6

BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) 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 are due by September 6. They 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. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

More information: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/interfaces-science/career-awards-scientific-interface

Our office is happy to assist candidates with preparing and editing their application materials.

Kind regards,

Kim Kruse

Kim Kruse
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
352-392-0838 (o) ǀ 352-871-0574 (c) ǀ  kkruse@uff.ufl.edu<mailto:kkruse@uff.ufl.edu
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