Career Guidance for Trainees

FAQ Eligibility

Conference calls

Conference calls will be held on February 2, 2018 and February 15, 2018 to provide general information similar to that found in this online material.

Calls will all be held at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The dial in number for these calls is 800-311-9406 and password is BWF. The conference calls are meant to provide a broad sense of the program. Potential applicants are always encouraged to contact the program officer, Victoria McGovern, directly at 919-991-5112 or vmcgovern@bwfund.org to talk more specifically about proposals.

These conference calls are not meant to substitute for individual conversations with program staff, but rather provide an opportunity to ask general questions about the grant submission procedure and to help potential applicants understand the program’s aims.

Is there an eligibility quiz that I must take?
No, please refer to eligibility information on this website.

What type of Institution/Organization can apply to this program?
Single-institution partnerships should be discussed with the program officer Victoria McGovern, Ph.D., by email or by phone 919-991-5112. At typical institutions, partnerships between, for example, departments of biochemistry and cell biology would not be allowed, but partnerships between departments of immunology and rhetoric, or cell biology and finance, would.

How many proposals may a degree-granting institution or other science-focused non-profit in the U.S. or Canada submit?
A degree-granting institution or other science-focused non-profit in the U.S. or Canada may submit multiple proposals. An individual may only be involved as a director or co-director on one application.

If I have a question about my eligibility for this program, whom can I contact for help?
For answers to eligibility issues not covered in the FAQs, please contact Victoria McGovern, Ph.D., by email or by phone 919-991-5112.