The Burroughs Wellcome Fund offers the $350,000 George Herbert Hitchings Award for Innovative Methods to a scientist or group of scientists investigating novel approaches to drug design and discovery. Hitchings, who served as president of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund from 1971 to 1990, pioneered several important concepts in drug design. The award is intended to support investigators embarking on new lines of drug research who are not yet eligible for more traditional grants.

Eligible projects include laboratory studies, development of theoretical concepts, or any combination of the two. Candidates should have M.D. or Ph.D. degrees and at least five years of research experience, and should conduct their research at institutions in the U.S. Only one candidate or team of candidates may apply from each institution.

Application deadline is April 1. For more information, contact The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Drug Design and Discovery Award, 3030 Cornwallis Rd., Research Triangle Park, N.C....

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