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BWCB Grant Programs

BWCB is here to make the goals of our members a reality and dismantle barriers to more fully participating in the computational biology field. We are now accepting applications for our inaugural Member Grant programs.

 

Applications close March 15, 2024 (deadline extended)

 

Review committees will be comprised of community members and supporters of BWCB and will be publicly disclosed once applications close. We are committed to an equitable, transparent, and holistic selection process for all of our grant programs.   

Email grants@blackwomencompbio.org with application questions. 

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Amplify Travel Grant

Apply to receive up to $1,000 (USD) toward travel to a computational biology (or other relevant) conference in 2024. 

 

Eligibility 

  • Current BWCB Member.

  • Able to attend the conference in 2024.

  • Conferences need to be in computational biology or other related fields (data science, bioengineering, computing, mathematics, etc.). 

  • Able to provide proof of conference attendance. 

 

This grant is great for people looking for assistance with one or two of the following: transportation, lodging, conference registration, dependent care at conferences. 

 

We encourage international travelers to apply, however, we may ask for further information to understand your Visa status and plans. 

 

Attestation requirement: BWCB will ask our grantees to share the impact of their experience with the community in at least one of the following avenues: podcast interview, brief social media interview/feature, public blog post. 

 

Timeline

  • Application deadline: March 15 (deadline extended), 2024 

  • Notifications sent by mid-April 2024 

There will be 2 members selected for this grant in 2024. 

Apply via the link sent to your BWCB email or visit the link below with your active BWCB account.

Accelerate Growth Grant

Apply to receive up to $600 (USD) toward one workshop or training opportunity to enhance your skillset in the computational biology field. 

 

Eligibility 

  • Current BWCB Member.

  • Able to complete a workshop or training opportunity in 2024.

  • Opportunities need to be related to computational biology or reasonably contribute to the Member's professional development. 

This grant is not well-suited for individuals planning to register for self-paced courses (i.e. Udemy and Coursera courses). 

 

This grant is great for people looking to attend live courses, workshops, or certificate programs. 

 

Attestation requirement: BWCB will ask our grantees to share the impact of their experience with the community in at least one of the following avenues: podcast interview, brief social media interview/feature, public blog post. 

 

 

Timeline

  • Application deadline: March 15 (deadline extended), 2024 

  • Notifications sent by mid-April 2024 

There will be 2 members selected for this grant in 2024. 

Apply via the link sent to your BWCB email or visit the link below with your active BWCB account.

Solving Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can one apply for both grants?
A: Yes, applicants are permitted to apply for both grants simultaneously. Each grant application will undergo a separate review process.

 

Q: What if the cost of the workshop/registration is unknown?
A: If the precise cost of the workshop or registration is uncertain, applicants should utilize historical data from previous iterations of the workshop to provide an estimate. It is imperative to delineate clearly within the application whether the provided cost is an estimate or the current listed price.

 

Q: What if I don’t have an abstract prepared due to lack of data or the meeting being in the fall?
A: Applicants are required to submit an abstract for the potential meeting, even if data is lacking or the event is scheduled for the fall. In such cases, applicants are encouraged to draft an abstract focusing on the background and methodology of their proposed research or presentation.

 

Q: Will the funds be awarded directly to the awardee?
A: No, the awarded funds will not be disbursed directly to the individual awardee. Instead, the BWCB will utilize the awarded funds to directly cover workshop or travel-related expenses on behalf of the recipient.

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