Dear Prospective SSEP Grant Award Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student STEM Enrichment Program grant award for the 2020 cycle.
We’ve continued to monitor the guidance and directives related to COVID-19 precautions and know that many of you are impacted greatly by the evolving circumstances. Most recently, the Governor of North Carolina has extended the closure of North Carolina’s Public Schools through May 15 and continues to provide strong recommendations on social distancing and reduced gatherings.
Many institutions of higher education, community colleges, and non-profit organizations have also established policies related to their teaching and learning programming. Additionally, local officials and agencies have communicated additional precautions given concerns and the impact within specific geographic regions.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund understands and is sensitive to the limited capacity for which grant applications may be fully developed and completed based on various requirements within the request for proposals. In light of these circumstances, we are extending the current 2020 BWF SSEP grant application deadline to 4:00 pm on June 1, 2020.
Please continue to check our website for updates and changes to the 2020 grant cycle.
Lastly – A message from Dr. Lou Muglia, BWF President and CEO can be found here.
Our well wishes are extended to you, your family, and your community as we navigate the days ahead.
Alfred M. Mays
Burroughs Wellcome Fund