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Beckman Young Investigators Program 

Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Discipline: Chemical and Life Sciences

Funding                                                  Sponsor Deadline

$600,000                                                Proposal: 8/9/2020 5:00 PM (PDT)

Response for Proposal

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.

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 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.

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