Research Management Group (RMG)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
2019 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

**SUMMARY: $600,000 funding opportunity for the most promising assistant professors within the first three years of a tenure-track [UTL] position whose research is in the chemical and life sciences and who have little or no external funding.Tenure Track Start Date must be after: Aug. 15, 2015. 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 >>



# 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 by: July 30, 2018
(**To the designated individuals in RMG and OSR below. Other than these endorsements, PDRF forms will not be needed for the LOI phase.)
Online letter of intent submission deadline: Aug. 6, 2018
Invitation to submit a full proposal: Late October/early November
Institutional representative deadline (CGO/OSR or RPM/RMG):
Full proposal deadline (by invitation only): Jan. 7, 2019

 

Amount of funding:
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 upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award. The Foundation does not provide for overhead or for indirect costs.

 

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


**IMPORTANT- PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: The foundation requires an online letter of intent submission.
The following instructions, sample LOI pages and tips were created for your reference. 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.

PIs in the School of Medicine-required "Institutional Endorsement" substitutes:

PIs in Other Schools-required Institutional Endorsement substitutes:

 

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.

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 (see eligibility for more information).

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 new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.


Eligibility:



 




 

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