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Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Diversity in Science Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

Created: December 6, 2018

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) launched the Diversity in Science program in 2012 to advance the careers of underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows by enhancing the postdoctoral training and experience of underrepresented minority junior scientists.

Deadline: January 16, 2019

The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. BWF is committed to funding the next generation of scientists and researchers, thus they have an interest in advancing the careers of underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows.

Generally, up to 10 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.

The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows:

Year one: $20,000 will be granted to support enrichment activities of the postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance the postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in the research lab where the postdoctoral fellow is assigned.) The PDEP award cannot be used to support salary expenses or indirect costs. (Refer to Terms of Grant for information on indirect costs and other requirements for use of funds.)

Year two: $20,000 (same allocation as year one)

Year three: $20,000 will be granted to help the postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate. The funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.

Please visit the Burroughs Wellcome Fund website for complete program information and guidelines.

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