Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award

UCBS Deadline: April 1, 2014

Foundation Deadline: Anticipated deadline of November 1, 2014

Number of Harvard nominations: 3

Description: The Burroughs Wellcome Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most fundamental level—the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.

Amount of support: $500,000 over five years

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidates will generally have an MD, DVM, or PhD degree.

  2. Candidates must have an established record of independent research and hold the rank of assistant professor or equivalent as of November 1, 2014. At Harvard, instructors with a track record of independent research are eligible. Researchers recently appointed to a faculty position may not have a demonstrated track record sufficient to compete successfully for this award.

  3. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.

Application Instructions: See standard UCBS application form and instructions.

URL: http://www.bwfund.org/page.php?mode=privateview&pageID=105

Additional notes: Harvard University is the nominating institution for these awards. Therefore, faculty from all Harvard schools are invited to submit applications to the UCBS. Final review/selection of applications will be conducted by the UCBS.