Student and Postdoctoral Collaborations Travel Award

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Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Location(s): Brazil

Description

Burroughs Wellcome Fund has generously agreed to fund a fourth round of travel awards to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to foster new collaborations and transfer technology in the schistosome research community. A selection committee will awards postdocs and graduate students to help defray the costs of airfare, room and board and incidental expenses. Sponsoring PIs at visiting institutions are also eligible to cover costs of supplies used by the student. The recommended time of stay at a visiting institution would be in the range of 4–10 weeks. Typically the award is disbursed as a scholarship upon the completion of the project. Applicants for this funding will be selected by the end of April, 2013. Selection will be based on scientific merit and suitability of the proposed collaboration. The Fund is eager to extend the Award widely in the parasitology community and include host and visiting institution labs that may not have participated previously. 

For questions about the 2013 Burroughs Wellcome Schistosome Toolbox Award, please contact Potter Wickware, Award Coordinator, at potter.wickware@ucsf.edu