Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Charles H. Revson Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program Partnership

The Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Established by BWF in 2013, with an initial 10 awards, more than 150 postdoctoral fellows have received the PDEP award to date. BWF has invested more than $9 million dollars in diversity enrichment programming and continues to provide support through a vast network of former and current grant recipients.

Beginning with the 2023-2024 grant cycle, BWF and the Charles H. Revson Foundation are proud to announce a collaboration aimed at expanding diversity and inclusion in the scientific research community. This partnership supports minority scientists’ advancement and enhances their contributions to various fields of research.

Through PDEP, the Charles H. Revson Foundation will fund up to five additional fellowships to postdoctoral researchers at institutions located within the New York Metro area. PDEP award recipients being supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation will be recognized as BWF PDEP/Revson Scholars.

All elements of the BWF PDEP/Revson Scholars award and programming are consistent with all PDEP awardees, except for some additional engagement activities offered by the Charles H. Revson Foundation. 

Funds will be provided to support the following enrichment activities: 

  1. Activities for the postdoctoral fellow to enhance research productivity, e.g. workshops, courses, travel, collaborations, and training in new techniques
  2. Activities for the postdoctoral mentor to increase the mentoring of PDEP fellows in university-based programs:
    • Career guidance of the underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellow
    • Research guidance that increases the productivity of the PDEP fellow
    • Attendance at one annual meeting of mentors hosted and/or sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
  3. Participation in a peer network system of underrepresented minority postdoctoral scholars

All applications must be submitted via Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s grants portal, Proposal Central, and will be evaluated by BWF. Full proposals must be submitted by January 18, 2024, 3:00 pm EST to Proposal Central for consideration.

Full application instructions and eligibility requirements can be found here.

To begin a proposal in Proposal Central, click here.

For any questions, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

To learn more about the partnership between BWF and the Charles H. Revson Foundation, click here.