The Burroughs Wellcome Fund ( http://www.bwfund.org ) has launched a new institutional award program to support graduate education in programs that will train students for simultaneous expertise in both population approaches (for example, epidemi- ology) and laboratory-based biological sciences.
The awards will provide support for graduate-training programs at degree-granting U.S. and Canadian institutions. Understanding human health will be a focal priority for the programs that are funded. Supported programs will train graduate students to the Ph.D. level, but programs may additionally propose giving train- ing access to postdoctoral fellows, medical students, medical residents, masters students, undergraduates, or other kinds of trainees.
Proposals must be driven by core components within medical and public health schools, but beyond those required components, departments or centers located within non-medical parts of a university, existing inter-institutional collaboratives, research museums, free-standing research institutes, and other nonprofit institutions that provide advanced-level training are all accept- able as potential additional partners. Dental, osteopathic, and veterinary medical schools are appropriate applicants.
Awards will provide $500,000 a year for five years. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund anticipates that up to four awards will be made in the program's first round. This program will be offered again in 2009.
Visit the BWF Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.
Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:13 PM Originally Posted: 24 Jan 2008 02:12 PM