Foundation / Corporation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
03/07/19 2:00 PM EST
Grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 to USA and Canada nonprofits, IHEs, professional societies, and advocacy organizations for projects that prepare scientists-in-training for stable, fulfilling careers. Funding is intended for programs that have the potential for affordable large-scale deployment. Helping trainees understand, acquire, and demonstrate skills that make them ready for complex careers should be the goal of submitted proposals.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will support pilot projects that demonstrate practical approaches to readying scientists for career transitions. Projects may be meant to enhance trainees’ understanding of jobs beyond the Academy, or of career trajectories within academe, or of the flexibility of scientists’ intellectual skill set.
The funding source is seeking to support programs that could change how an organization thinks about readying trainees for successful, fulfilling, happy careers that reflect the value of a scientific education. Specifically, to support demonstration projects that will model affordable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers, whether by clarifying and improving their basic “Ph.D.-level” skills, by helping them identify how they can best use their skills and interests to serve the needs of potential employers, by providing them approaches to thinking through their career options, or by other strategies.
Eligible proposals will include rationale/vision for the project, including who it is intended to impact and how it will change their career readiness. Proposals will also describe, in detail, the project, how it will be delivered to trainees, strategies for evaluating its potential impact, and if successful, how the project could be expanded to reach more trainees.
Salaries of support personnel and materials appropriate to administering the work should be included as direct costs. Reasonable and justified consultant costs may be included in the budget. Benefits are direct costs.
Selection will be based on the logic of the proposed activity, its potential impact on trainees' career preparation, and its potential for being affordably deployed at a larger scale.
GrantWatch ID#: 167630
The Program provides grants of from $30,000 to $50,000.
Grants will be provided over a one year period: August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Conference Call Dial-In Number:
Potential applicants are always encouraged to contact the program officer, Victoria McGovern, directly at 919-991-5112 or email@example.com to talk more specifically about proposals.
For questions about the electronic application, please contact :
Muno Sekhon, Program Associate
Ruth Reynolds, Sr. Program Asst.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
21 T. W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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