Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is now accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minorities. The award provides $60,000 over three years to support the development of a postdoctoral fellow in a degree-granting institute (or affiliated research centers) in the United States or Canada. Individual postdoctoral fellows conducting biomedical or medical research are eligible to apply.
The primary goal of the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) is to enhance the postdoctoral training and experience of underrepresented minority junior scientists. Funds will be provided to support the following enrichment activities:
- Activities for the postdoctoral fellow to enhance research productivity, e.g. workshops, courses, travel, collaborations, and training in new techniques
- Activities for the postdoctoral mentor to increase the mentoring of PDEP fellows in university-based programs:
- Career guidance of the underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellow
- Research guidance that increases the productivity of the PDEP fellow
- Attendance at an annual meeting of mentors hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
- Participation in a peer network system of underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars
Generally, up to 12 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. Application deadline January 17, 2017.
To determine eligibility, please read the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program RFP
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last updated 19-Dec-2016