Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Grants

Updated March 2018: The current application period for this opportunity is now closed. Please check back at a later time for infomation about the next competition.

The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.  Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.  All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.  Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply.  Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply. 

Details
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible.  Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
  • All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.

 

Application Procedures

Please refer to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund website for application procedures.

Eligibility Summary

  • Postdoctoral fellows or faculty at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree granting institutions only.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted. n Citizens and non-citizen permanent and temporary residents of the U.S. and Canada who are legally qualified to work in the U.S. or Canada are eligible.
  • Candidates who are temporary U.S. residents must hold a valid U.S. visa (J-1, H1B, F-1 or O-1 visas).
  • Temporary Canadian residents must hold a valid Canadian visa (Study Permit, C-43, C-44, C-10, or C-20 work permits/visas).
  • If you are a postdoctoral applicant, your visa status must allow you to remain in the U.S. or Canada during the project period of the grant. If a grant is awarded and your visa does not allow for such a stay, BWF may terminate the grant. BWF will not intercede on behalf of non-citizens whose stay in the U.S. or Canada falls out of visa compliance.
  • An authorized official at the applicant’s degree-granting institution must verify candidate’s immigration status as part of the application.

Evaluation Criteria

Selection is made on the basis of the proposal’s scientific quality of the proposed activities and the career development potential and impact of the collaboration/visit. BWF does not provide critiques or written comments of unfunded proposals.

Annual Value

Up to $15,000 USD