Burroughs Wellcome Fund Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for its 2018 Postdoctoral Enrichment Program.

The annual program awards grants of up to $60,000 over three years to support career-development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (including 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 the fellow advance into a career in biomedical or medical research.

Up to twelve grants will be awarded for enrichment activities annually. Grants are meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported by other sources.

To be eligible, applicants must have no more than thirty-six months of postdoctoral research experience (in a research laboratory) at the time of application and not be more than five years from his/her PhD; be nominated by a qualified mentor at the degree-granting institution where the applicant will conduct his/her postdoctoral/fellowship training; have secured a postdoctoral position with funding (including support from the mentor's existing research grants) at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada; and be an underrepresented member of a minority group (i.e., American Indian or Alaska Native, black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).

See the BWF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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