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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP)

Modified: November 7, 2016

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander). PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.

Funding through PDEP expressly supports participation in the following activities:

  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoctoral fellow to enhance their research productivity. Examples include travel and attendance to workshops, courses, and trainings in new techniques; or meetings and events that launch new collaborations and knowledge transfer.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to develop and provide mentoring resources at their home institution, to increase the research productivity and long-term career success of the postdoctoral fellow. Examples include career guidance discussions, research management trainings, or professional development in grant writing, communication, and other skills demanded of future principle investigators.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to attend an annual workshop of PDEP mentors hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoc-mentor pair to participate in a national peer network of PDEP fellows to foster inter-institutional collaboration and greater community engagement.

Applications are due (via online submission) by January 17th. If interested, begin by connecting with the Office of Foundation Relations.

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