The Burroughs Wellcome Fund‘s Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Awards are designed to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level studying infectious disease pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology. The program is intended to shed light on the overarching issues of how human hosts handle infectious challenge.
The five-year awards of $500,000 are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact.
Generally speaking, candidates will have an M.D., D.V.M., or Ph.D. degree. The fund particularly encourages human health-relevant applications from veterinary scientists. Candidates must have an established record of independent research and hold a tenure-track position as an assistant professor or equivalent (at the time of application) at a degree-granting institution. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada at the time of application. Candidates must be nominated by accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.
Visit the BWF Web site for complete program information, application requirements, and an eligibility quiz.
Link to Complete RFP