Opportunity

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund identified Innovation in Regulatory Science as an important, underfunded area. This initiative is designed to provide financial support to stimulate research efforts in this area. The program’s focus is on providing support for academic researchers developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions FDA and others make. This would necessarily draw upon the talents of individuals trained in mathematics, computer science, applied physics, medicine, engineering, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and systems pharmacology, to name a few.

Eligibility

  • Candidates may self-nominate but need to obtain approval by an official for sponsored programs at the institution where the work will be performed.
  • Candidates must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., or M.D.-Ph.D. degree. Candidates must be based at a non-profit institution [501(c)(3) or equivalent] in the U.S. or Canada; grants are made to the institutions on behalf of the award recipients.
  • Candidates must hold a faculty position, tenure-track or non-tenure track, or adjunct faculty position at an accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.
  • Candidates must be an investigator at the adjunct, assistant, associate, or full professor level.
  • Citizens and non-citizen permanent and temporary residents of the U.S. and Canada who are legally qualified to work in the U.S. or Canada are eligible. Candidates who are temporary U.S. residents must hold a valid U.S. visa (J-1, H1B, F-1 or O-1 visas). Temporary Canadian residents must hold a valid Canadian visa (Study Permit, C-43, C44, C-10, or C-20 work permits/visas). If a grant is awarded and your visa does not allow for such a stay, BWF may terminate the grant. BWF will not intercede on behalf of non-citizens whose stay in the U.S. may be limited by their visa status. If you are invited to submit a full application, your institution must verify your immigration status as part of your application.
  • Postdocs are not eligible.
  • Candidates who currently hold a BWF award are not eligible.
  • Candidates may submit only one application.
  • Applications must be submitted by the principal or primary investigator (PI). The PI may have up to a total of two co-investigators. Co-investigators need not be at the same institution; however, one person must be designated as the primary investigator, and must meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Candidates must agree to the Terms of Grant.

Funding Available

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provides up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.

Useful Links

  • For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines, click here.

Deadlines

CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 30, 2019
Submission to Sponsor February 6, 2019

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.