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Trainee Early Career Award for Mentoring in Unexplored Problems, or TEAM-UP is an new postdoctoral training program within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that seeks to find innovative and efficient ways to initiate collaborations between data-driven research projects within the department.

Funds are available to support (or match support) for up to two researchers (e.g., postdoctoral associates) per year for up to two years to conduct research under the mentorship of a team of two or more BMB faculty, with the objective to generate preliminary results in an area of research relevant to BMB that is not currently funded. Complementary expertise of the mentors that will afford synergistic gains in terms of postdoctoral training is essential.

Applications are due once a year.  The next deadline has not yet been announced.

Link to 2020 application

Link to guidelines for external reviewers

Current awardees







Stephanie Hickey
CV (coming soon)
Google Scholars Link







Sakthivel Kailasam
CV (coming soon)
Google Scholars Link

Any questions about the program should be directed to Jeff Mason (