Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards

Funding Agency:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provide 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.

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.

These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have a faculty or adjunct faculty appointment at a North American degree-granting institution.  Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

If an institutional commitment by Duke University or a Duke University institutional signature is required for your application, the application must be reviewed by the Office of Research Administration (for School of Medicine and School of Nursing) or Office of Research Support (Campus Schools and Centers).

Amount

$500,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 6, 2019