Science Jump Start Award (Doctoral/Postdoctoral)

MCB will begin awarding the Science Jump Start Award for research in Spring 2018. This award is intended to enable doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to pursue a line of inquiry that is complementary to their main research aims, but is outside of the scope of existing funding. One $5,000 Jump Start will be awarded annually to the best individual or team proposal.  Awards are notified in the spring; research projects must be completed within 12 months of award date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Current Doctoral Student(s) or Postoctoral Fellow(s) in MCB (team submissions are acceptable)

  • Doctoral Students must have completed preliminary exams/orals by the research project start date

  • Support of PI in the lab where the research will be conducted

Application Requirements

  • Specific Aims: one page, including timeline showing completion of project within 12 months.

  • Letter of Support: From PI of lab where proposed research project would be undertaken, confirming start date.

  • Budget: Justification of expenses up to $5,000 (research or conference related).

Submission Process/Deadline

Applications are due May 1.  Awardees will be selected by the MCB awards committee and will be notified by June 1.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a summary of their research at the conclusion of the project.