Whitman Center Research Awards

Marine Biological Laboratory

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2019 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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

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Description of Funding Opportunity

The Marine Biological Laboratory, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery. Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological Laboratory for 4 to 10 weeks to conduct independent research.

Award Information

  • The program includes the Whitman Center Early Career Awards, specifically designated for individuals less than 10 years from their doctoral degree who wish to focus on these areas of biological discovery.

Funding Priorities

  • Evolutionary, genetic, and genomic approaches in regenerative and developmental biology and neuroscience with an emphasis on novel marine organisms
  • Integrated imaging and computational approaches to illuminate cellular function and biology emerging from the study of marine and other organisms

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


  • Eligible applicants must hold appointments at accredited universities, colleges or research institutions anywhere in the world.
  • Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological Laboratory for 4 to 10 weeks to conduct research.


  • Preference is given to early stage investigators, those new to the MBL, women, and minorities.


  • Researchers who have received Whitman Center Awards more than twice previously are not eligible.