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Career Guidance for Trainees (CGT) Program Grant

Grants to USA and Canada IHEs and Professional Societies
to Promote Research Science Careers

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)

Deadline Date:

03/13/20 2:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA and Canada accredited IHEs and professional societies to promote research careers in the sciences. Funding is intended for programs that give scientists practical experience in preparation for work within and beyond academic settings. Grants may be used by single institutions and institutions working in partnerships.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund wishes to support demonstration projects that will model affordable, transferable approaches to improving trainees’ readiness for stable, fulfilling careers. Helping trainees understand, acquire, and demonstrate skills that make them ready for complex careers should be the goal of submitted projects. 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 Fund will support pilot projects that demonstrate practical approaches to readying scientists for career transitions. 

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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167630

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $30,000 to $50,000 are provided.

Term of Contract:

One Year: August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Accredited doctoral degree granting institutions or other professionally-focused nonprofits in the US or Canada
- Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals, but an individual may only serve as a principal investigator on one
- Academic institutions, professional societies, and advocacy organizations are among the appropriate drivers of proposals
- Only non-profit institutions may be supported by BWF’s award, but nonprofits may involve for-profit organizations in their proposals
- Institutions and organizations that have received an earlier CGT award are eligible to apply again
- Individuals may serve as principal investigators on a funded award up to two times

Ineligible Projects:
- Biomedical research projects proposed by individual investigators
- Continuations or extensions of earlier-funded proposals

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Conference Calls will be held in 2020 to provide information about the Career Guidance for Trainees award. Check back to the URL for Full Text for times and details or follow updates at http://www.twitter.com/bwfund.

A conference call will be held on March 5th at 2:00 PM EST.
Call 1-800-247-5110
Passcode BWF

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: March 13, 2020 by 2:00 PM EDT
Award Notification: Late May 2020
Award Begins: August 1, 2020
Grant Payment: August 15, 2020
Award Ends: July 31, 2021

Users must register through the online grant portal with the user's institutional email in order to apply for grants.

Plan to submit applications well in advance of the grant deadline to allow adequate time for signatory official approval and to troubleshoot any issues.

A portion of the award may be used for salary or fringe benefits (explained in the justification section of the budget)

Any unused funds (greater than $500) held by institutions when awards expire or are terminated must be returned to BWF, unless BWF has granted prior permission to retain the remainder.

Forms and Resources:
https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/career-guidance/career-guidance-trainees/forms-and-resources

FAQ:
https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/career-guidance/career-guidance-trainees/faqs

Prior Grant Recipients:
https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/career-guidance/career-guidance-trainees/grant-recipients

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application Portal: https://bwfund.ccgranttracker.com/

For questions about whether the proposal falls within the scope of the program, contact:
Victoria McGovern, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
919-991-5112
vmcgovern@bwfund.org

For questions regarding electronic application issues, contact:
Muno Sekhon
Program Associate
919-991-5122
msekhon@bwfund.org

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
21 T.W. Alexander Drive
PO Box 13901
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3901
(919) 991-5100

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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