A Conversation with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

March 17, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Burroughs Wellcome FundIn what may be the greatest period of chaos and uncertainty of our time, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is presenting Michigan Medicine faculty a firsthand look at significant funding opportunities designed to overcome the exceptional obstacles before our scientific community and accelerate discovery.

In an event sponsored by the Michigan Medicine Corporate and Foundation Relations team, researchers can learn about the fund’s various grant programs including:

  • Biomedical Sciences: Research grants for M.D.s
  • Diversity in Science: Grants for postdocs and graduate students
  • Infectious Diseases: For investigators in pathogenesis of I.D.s
  • Career Guidance: For trainee career readiness pilot grants
  • Regulatory Science: For development of methodologies to inform FDA approaches
  • Reproductive Science: Through the Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative

The session will also offer insights on what the fund is looking for in a successful proposal. Questions will be welcomed.

Click on the yellow "Register" button below to RSVP,  Zoom login info will be sent to registrants prior to the event.


Steven Kunkel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor of Pathology
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research

Featured Speakers

Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Alfred M. Mays
Director and Chief Strategist, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Science Education and Diversity in Science Programs

Rolly Simpson
Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Sciences Programs

Victoria McGovern, Ph.D
Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Infectious Disease Programs

Kelly Rose, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Interfaces in Science and Regulatory Science

Kendra Tucker
Program Associate, Burroughs Wellcome Fund