Beckman Foundation Accepting LOIs for Young Investigator Program

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2017 Beckman Young Investigator grant program.

The annual program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of an academic career in the chemical or life sciences and to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials with the potential to open up new avenues of research in science.

Projects proposed for this program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should also represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. 

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants typically range around $600,000 over the term of the project, contingent on demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.

The BYI program is open to individual researchers within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or nonprofit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.

LOIs must be received no later than August 14, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Beckman Foundation website.

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