Limited Submission: 2016 Beckman Young Investigators

If you are interested in submitting a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator proposal, send an abstract no more than three pages in length to by the internal deadline of Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon. Follow IIT’s guidelines for internal competitions available here.

•Institutional Limit: One
•Internal Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015 at noon
•Letter of Intent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST

The following are general guidelines for the BYI Program:
•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 this program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should 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 $750,000 over the term of the project, contingent upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.
•The foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.

The following are eligibility qualifications:
•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 non-profit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences.
•Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Persons who have applied for permanent residency but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
•No individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than twice.

Per IIT policy, all grant applications (federal and non-federal) must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Contact or call at 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.