Foundation / Corporation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
01/14/22 4:00 PM ET
Grants of $60,000 to USA and Canada minority postdoctoral fellows involved in biomedical and medical research for professional development and career enhancement activities. The purpose of the program is to support the postdoctoral experience and training of disadvantaged minority junior scientists.
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides funding over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution 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.
1. Activities for the postdoctoral fellow to enhance research productivity, e.g. workshops, courses, travel, collaborations, and training in new techniques.
2. Activities for the postdoctoral mentor to increase the mentoring of PDEP fellows in university-based programs:
3. Participation in a peer network system of underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars.
Awards will be granted for enrichment activities. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.
A qualified mentor is required for the PDEP. (This program is designed to encourage innovative scientists with broad ranging backgrounds in the biomedical and medical sciences and with experiences in working with postdoctoral fellows to consider serving as mentors.)
GrantWatch ID#: 182682
Generally, up to 15 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) awards will be made annually. This year, up to 25 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually.
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.)
- 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.
Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides funding over three years:
- Award start date September 1, 2022
- Award end date August 31, 2025
Funding for the postdoc must have been secured and the position must begin on or before the award commencement date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35050%26sid%3d227&SA=SNA&FID=35050&sid=227
For questions, contact:
Alfred Mays, Senior Program Officer
Tiffanie Taylor, Senior Program Associate
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
21 T. W. Alexander Drive
PO Box 13901
Research Triangle Park
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