Office of Development

A Conversation with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Michigan Medicine Corporate and Foundation Relations team cordially invites you to join us for:


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT

In what may be the greatest period of chaos and uncertainty of our time, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is presenting University of Michigan faculty a firsthand look at significant funding opportunities designed to overcome the exceptional obstacles before our scientific community and accelerate discovery.

Learn about the fund’s various grant programs, including:

  • Biomedical Sciences: Research grants for M.D.s
  • Diversity in Science: Grants for postdocs and graduate students
  • Infectious Diseases: For investigators in pathogenesis of I.D.s
  • Career Guidance: For trainee career readiness pilot grants
  • Regulatory Science: For development of methodologies to inform FDA approaches
  • Reproductive Science: Through the Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative


The session will also offer insights on what the fund is looking for in a successful proposal. Questions will be welcomed.

Featured Speakers

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Guest Panelists:
Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Alfred M. Mays
Director and Chief Strategist, BWF
Science Education and Diversity in Science Programs

Rolly Simpson
Senior Program Officer, BWF
Biomedical Sciences and Reproductive Sciences Programs

Victoria McGovern, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer, BWF
Infectious Disease Programs

Kelly Rose, Ph.D.
Program Officer, BWF
Interfaces in Science and Regulatory Science

Kendra Tucker
Program Associate, BWF

Steven Kunkel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor of Pathology
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research

Kelly Malcom
Lead Research Communicator
Michigan Medicine Department of Communication