Beckman Young Investigator Grant Program

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation


Grant amount: Approximately US $600,000

Deadline: Aug 6, 2018 5:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project, contingent upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.

Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.
  • Institutions with a currently funded BYI are eligible for award consideration.
  • Institutions are not limited in the number of applicants who apply at the Letter Of Intent stage.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent residency but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.

Preferences:

  • Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged.
  • Proposals that open up new avenues of research in chemistry and the life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.

Ineligibility:

  • Proposals that already have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award.
  • The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.
  • Persons who have applied for permanent residency but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
  • No individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than two times.
  • Investigators can have no more than $225,000 in direct, annualized external funding grants during any BYI Program Year (Aug-July) at time of application.
    •  Start-up funds, department-wide instrumentation grants, and "Transition" grants (such as NIH K99/R00) are not counted toward this total.