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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Early Career Funding Opportunities

Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

  • Deadline - August 9, 2019 (required Letter of Intent)
    • Invited full proposals due January 2019
  • Who is eligible?
    • PIs within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences.
    • Tenure Track Start Date must be after: 8/6/2016 AND before 8/6/2019
    • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. 
    • No individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than two times.
    • Investigators can have no more than $225,000 in direct, annualized external funding grants during any BYI Program Year (Aug-July) at time of application.
      • Start-up funds, department-wide instrumentation grants, and "Transition" grants (such as NIH K99/R00) are not counted toward this total.
  • What is the budget and duration?
    • ​$600,000 over 4 years
  • Additional Notes
    • The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.
    • The BYI program funds promising young scientists early in their careers who have not yet received a major award from another organization. Proposals that already have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award.
    • Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences.