Application Details

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Application due at 4pm!
up to $15,000 (grant is traditional funded at about $7,500)

Can be used for

Abroad, Domestic
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Other, Post Graduate

- Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application.
- Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
- All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.
- Grants cannot be used for travel to conferences/meetings/courses, to cover salary support, or to purchase computers or equipment. (However, grants may be used for laboratory consumables.)
- No indirect or overhead charges can be applied to grant.
- Public health, health policy, and epidemiology proposals, or large-scale clinical trials will not be accepted.
- Proposal containing multiple collaborators or institutions are discouraged.


The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions. Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.

Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply.  Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.

NOTE: Applications from women and underrepresented minorities, including Blacks or African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives or Native Hawaiians, are strongly encouraged.

Approximately 30–40 grants will be awarded in this cycle, and the average grant has traditionally funded at ~$7,500.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Rolly L. Simpson, Jr.
Friday, December 15, 2017