Beckman Young Investigator Program – Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016

Beckman Young Investigator Program

Deadline for submission is August 15, 2016

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Amount: up to $750,000 for a period of up to four years


  • The BYI program is open to persons with tenure-track appointments in academic and non-profit institutions that conduct fundamental research in the chemical and life sciences.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.
  • Candidates should not have completed more than three full years in his or her tenure-track or other comparable independent research appointment.
  • Investigators can have no more than $225,000 in direct, annualized external funding grants during any BYI Program Year (Aug-July) at time of application. Start-up funds, department-wide instrumentation grants, and “Transition” grants (such as NIH K99/R00) are not counted toward this total.
  • No more than one candidate from any one institution, or its affiliates, will be selected for the BYI award in any particular funding cycle. However institutions are not limited in the number of applicants who apply at the Letter of Intent stage.
  • No individual may apply for a Beckman Young Investigator award more than two times.

The online application and further information may be found at:

For assistance with a proposal, please contact Roxanne Ford in Foundation Relations.

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