Early Career Workshop (2022)

Host: Foundation Relations & Federal Relations

Young investigator awards provide critical support to early career faculty, often serving as a funding bridge between postdoctoral years and fully independent investigator status. These awards, however, are usually very competitive. To give BU’s young investigators valuable insights about how to secure these grants, we are convening a panel of early career funding program managers, from federal agencies and foundations. Funders who support the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences will be represented.

Young investigators will leave this session with insights about how to be competitive for early career funding such as:

  • Key differences between, and strategies for pursuing, federal and foundation funding
  • Types of projects funders are looking for
  • Importance of reference letters and statements of support in foundation proposals
  • Ways to set yourself apart from a large group of applicants
  • Resources, both departmental and University-wide, to use

Featuring: Judy Quong | Fatu Markey | Ellen Robinson | Antoinette WinklerPrins

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