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Research Updates — July 18, 2019

Welcome from Dean Downie

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are having a productive and restorative summer. I'm just getting settled into my new role in the dean's office and am excited about the new challenges and opportunities we can engage in together. If you have any comments and ideas you would like to share with me, please do so at

I look forward to working with you all as Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives.

Best wishes,

Evie Downie

Funding Opportunities

Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

Deadline: August 9, 2019, 5:00pm PDT (LOI)
Award: $600,000 over 4 years

 Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.


Letters of endorsement are required. Contact Sarah Katz, Associate Director, Foundation Relations,

Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell

Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Proposal)
Award: Budget should be commensurate with project needs.

Description: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation are partnering to support novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell. They seek to support novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell, including understanding the processes that may have led to the emergence of the first eukaryotic common ancestor (FECA) and how FECA evolved into the last eukaryotic common ancestor (LECA).


This is a GW Priority Foundation. Please contact Susan Boerstling, Executive Director Foundation Relations,, when applying.


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Investigator Award

Deadline: July 26, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Award: $1.9M over 5 yearsEmergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative: Announcement


RWJF: Building Evidence on Access to Early Care and Education

Deadline: July 25, 2019 (Brief Proposal)
Award: approx. 10 awards of $50,000 to $500,000



RWJF: Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: July 31, 2019  (Concept Paper)
Award: Up to $320,000 over 2 years



CCAS Internal Grant Reporting

Submission Window: July 1 -  Aug, 31, 2019

Submit your progress or final report on CCFF, DICE, and Dean's Research Chair funding received July 2018 - June 2019.


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