Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Collaborative Research Travel Grants


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Collaborative Research Travel Grants


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.
  • Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants review the Request for Proposals (see attachment) prior to accessing the eligibility questionnaire. All applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award.

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

Applicant to submit a copy of the application, signed signature page and Letter of Support from the college on letterhead along with a compete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca 

Please send us a copy of the Institutional Certification Form with your applicationThe Office of Research Services will complete this form

External Deadline

Applicant to submit a PDF of application using BFW online grants system

More information regarding this travel grant, application process and FQA's, can be found on the sponsor website.


PDF icon Request for Proposals60.03 KB
For Questions, please contact
Rolly Simpson, senior program officer
rsimpson [at] bwfund [dot] org


Debra Holmes, senior program associate
dholmes [at] bwfund [dot] org


Office of Research

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

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