The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the availability of its Research Awards for support of visiting researchers in the Whitman Center for visiting research for calendar 2013. The awards, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000,typically cover laboratory rental and/or housing costs. Recipients must provide their own matching funds to cover other costs such as supplies, animal costs, shared resource usage such as central microscopy, travel and other associated costs, and any costs of affiliated staff such as postdoctoral associates or graduate students who may accompany the awardee.
Each year, the MBL Research Awards Program supports approximately 20 to 30 scientists from institutions across the globe. Awardees typically come to the MBL for 8 to 10 weeks in the summer to conduct independent and/or collaborative research. However, Research Awards can also be used to cover the costs of sabbatical leave research at the MBL at any time including during the traditional academic year.
MBL’s reputation for fostering a highly collaborative and stimulating research environment is well known. Whitman investigators enjoy access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, innovative imaging and DNA sequencing technology, availability of model freshwater and marine organisms, modern laboratory facilities, and interaction with other researchers in the Whitman Center as well as scientists in our internationally recognized advanced courses and year-round research programs.