Research funding 2016

Research applications can be made for $150,000 per year for 5 years

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Scientific innovation is the engine that underpins the discovery and development of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other interventions needed to address global health inequities. International research scientists bring unique perspectives and novel approaches that can accelerate this process. Through this collaborative endeavour, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and partners, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced an international program to select up to 50 outstanding early career scientists.

The program's aim is to help develop scientific talent worldwide. HHMI and its partners have committed a total of $37.4 million for the International Research Scholars Program and will award each scientist who is selected a total of $650,000 over five years.

Applicants must hold a doctoral or medical degree, have completed postdoctoral research training, and hold a full-time position as an independent scientist at a research-oriented university, medical school, or non-profit institution in any country. Evaluation of applications will be based on the quality of the applicant's training experience, the applicant's record of research accomplishments, the scientific merit of the research program, and his or her promise for future contributions.

Country of residence relates only to eligibility; it is not a selection criterion. The deadline is 30 June, 2016, at 3:00 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time). All applications must be submitted electronically through a Web-based competition system. The details are available to be seen on Trialect at: Worldwide Scientific Talent Grant

A. Tofield

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