BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents.
Please visit this video overview of the CASI program for more information from Program Officer Dr. Kelly Rose.
$500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service
These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as temporary residents.
- Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering. This includes related areas of physical, mathematical, computational, theoretical, and engineering science. Exceptions will be made only if the applicant can demonstrate significant expertise in one of these areas, evidenced by publications, undergraduate major, or master’s degree.
- Candidates whose Ph.D. is in biochemistry/biophysics/biology/cell biology/etc. may be eligible if significant accomplishment or competence in one of the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering can be shown (i.e., papers published, advanced coursework, or undergraduate major), and if the proposal draws on that background. Work must be interdisciplinary and make use of nonbiological approaches.
- Candidates who meet the other eligibility criteria must demonstrate that their work is truly interdisciplinary.
- Candidates must have completed at least 12 months but not more than 60 months of postdoctoral research by the date of the full invited application deadline. Post Ph.D work experience in any scientific research field (including outside academia) cannot exceed 60 months. However, if a portion of the post Ph.D. work timeline was not in a science research field, and the total scientific work experience does not exceed 60 months, the candidate may be eligible but must gain prior approval from the BWF program officer. No exceptions to this requirement will be made.