Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.  Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.  All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.  Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply.  Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.


  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible.  Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
  • Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
  • All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.

Maximum Project Value

Up to $15,000 USD

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

PI to submit complete application along with OR5 form to the Office of Research Services: research.services@uoguelph.ca  Note: There is a signature page requirement for the competition. 

External Deadline

PI to submit application using BFW online grants system

More information about this Travel Grant, application process and FAQs, please visit the Burroughs Wellcome Fund website.

For Questions, please contact
Sr. Program Officer
Sr. Program Assoc.

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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