The is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2018 Beckman Young Investigator grant program.
The annual program is intended to provide research support to promising young faculty members in the early stages of an academic career in the chemical and life sciences, with a focus on methods, instruments, and materials that can open up new avenues of scientific research.
Projects proposed for the program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should also represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. 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.
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 on demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.
The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or nonprofit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application.
LOIs must be received no later than August 6, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Beckman Foundation website.