February 23, 2009

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Suspends Grant Programs

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has suspended most of their competitive grant programs for the upcoming year, because of the adverse effect that the current economic situation has had on their endowment. BWF will be accepting applications for only two programs: the Preterm Birth Initiative and Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant programs put on hold include three limited submission programs: Career Awards at the Scientific Interface, Career Awards for Medical Scientists, and Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.

BWF will focus on fulfilling existing grant obligations and on preserving assets for future awards, with the goal of funding a full complement of grants in future years.