Burroughs postdoctoral program for underrepresented minorities, Jan. 15

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program 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 whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. The Fund is committed to supporting 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.

Proposals due January 15, 2015.

To be eligible, applicants must have secured a postdoctoral position with funding (including support by the advisor’s existing research grants) at a degree-granting, research-intensive institution in the U.S. or Canada and must begin the postdoctoral position on or by the designated award commencement date. A person with more than 36 months of postdoctoral experience (in a research laboratory) at the time of application or with more than five years from his/her Ph.D. is not eligible for this award. Must devote at least 75% time to research. The program targets postdoctoral fellows with Ph.Ds in the biomedical or medical sciences. Applicants with M.D. degrees who have secured a postdoctoral research appointment beyond clinical fellowship will be considered for this program. Applicants must be underrepresented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) and must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada.