Research Management Group (RMG)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

**SUMMARY: $750K funding opportunity for the most promising assistant professors within the first three years of a tenure-track [UTL] position [as of Aug. 15, 2016] in the chemical and life sciences and who have little or no external funding. 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 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.

Please see the eligibility section >> and
special instructions below >>


The deadline for 2016 has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.


# of applicants permitted:
Unlimited numbers of letters of intent are permitted.
An internal selection process is not required.



Timeline:

Submit your "Request for Institutional endorsement" in your online LOI to the RMG & OSR designated individuals below** by: Aug. 8, 2016
(Other than this endorsement, PDRF forms will not be needed for the LOI phase.)
Online letter of intent submission deadline: Aug. 15, 2016

IMPORTANT- PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: This year the foundation requires an online letter of intent submission.

Because the sponsor does not provide any instructions for your online Letter of Intent (LOI), the following instructions were created for your reference. The tips and instructions that are provided in #1, #2 ,and #2.1were based on feedback received while navigating the site with the help of the BYI program official. (#3 and #4 are forms that were downloaded for you from the LOI website).
Please download and read these before logging on to the sponsor's online website.


**IMPORTANT: "REQUESTS FOR INSTITUTIONAL ENDORSEMENTS"-approved substitutes


The BYI Program officer has given us the OK to use substitutes with institutional signature authority in RMG >> & OSR >> to provide institutional endorsements for your online letters of intent (LOIs). You are REQUIRED to use these substitutes in RMG & OSR.

Do NOT use the name and email of the Provost or President or your Dean.

Step #1) When you are working on your online LOI, you must click on the "Request" icon in the dashboard (see the LOI instruction PDF file).
Step #2) It will take you to a webpage where enter NAME and EMAIL for TWO institutional endorsers(see substitutes to use below) then "submit" (by Aug. 8th)
Step #3) Send separate emails to the people in RMG >> & OSR >> below that you are preparing a Beckman Young Investigator online Letter of intent and you've just submitted a request that they provide "institutional endorsement" for your LOI
Step #4) The individuals in RMG and OSR you've designated will receive an email alert from send "admin@communityforce.com" with "2017 BYI letter of intent institutional endorsement request..."in the subject line (see #2.1 sample email above >>) "which provides them with a link to a LOI webpage to "endorse you" (they do so by clicking on a submit button).

Step #5) you can refer to the "Request" icon on your LOI "dashboard" to check the status of the endorsements.

PIs in the School of Medicine-required "Institutional Endorsement" substitutes:
Instead of Chief Academic Officer (President/Provost):
1) use Sonia Barragan barragan@stanford.edu (Sonia is the Associate Director, Research Management Group (RMG))
Instead of the Dean:
enter the name and email address of your department's Research Process Manager (RPM) in RMG*
[*RPM dept. assignment webpage >>]


PIs in Other Schools-required Institutional Endorsement substitutes:
Instead of Chief Academic Officer (President/Provost):
use Michiko Taniguchi Pane at michiko@stanford.edu (Mich is the Director of Pre-Award Operations in OSR)
Instead of the Dean of your school:
enter the name and email address of your department's OSR Grant and Contract Officer*
(*See this DoResearch webpage >> to download the pre-award OSR grant and contract officer department assignment list
)

Sponsor website:
Please download and read the above letter of intent instruction documents >>before you log on (they contain sample pages, special tips to help you navigate through the online LOI, and required institutional endorsement RMG & OSR substitutes to use)
http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-young-investigators-program-information



Amount of funding
:
up to $750, 000 over 4 years (contingent upon demonstrated progress following the first two years of the award) The foundation does not provide overhead or for indirect costs.

 

Purpose:
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

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. 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.


Eligibility:



 




 

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