Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for projects that are designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Award amount is up to $150,000 per year for up to four years. Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2016.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity: 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative
http://www.bwfund.org

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is accepting applications for projects that are designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach the problem of preterm birth using creative basic and translation science methods. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas will give preterm birth research a fresh and unique look, and stimulate a new workforce to tackle this challenge. Molecular and computational approaches such genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, mathematics, engineering, and other basic sciences hold enormous potential for new insights independently or in conjunction with more traditional areas of parturition research such as maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Up to five research grants will be awarded in this award cycle. No indirect costs are allowed for this award.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1. Finalist in-person interviews will be conducted April 12, 2017 with awards announced by May 19, 2017 and an anticipated start date of June 1, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/reproductive-sciences/preterm-birth-initiative

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Angela Nolan, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Academic Affairs, at  or 919-962-3426. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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