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Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research.  Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible. Awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada on behalf of the awardee.

Eligibility Requirements

Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) provide $700,000 over a minimum of five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.  Candidate eligibility and institutional nomination requirements are set out below. 

 

An Eligibility Quiz has been created to assist you in determining whether or not you are eligible to apply for this award. Successful completion of the Quiz will take you to the next application step. You will be notified upon conclusion of the Quiz if you are not eligible to continue.

 

Take the Quiz (links available late June, 2013 on this page: http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/biomedical-sciences/career-awards-medical-scientists/eligibility)

 

The ideal candidate will be two years away from becoming an independent investigator, have at least two years or more of postdoctoral research experience, and have a significant publication record.

  • Candidates must hold an M.D., D.D.S., or D.V.M. degree.
  • Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.
  • BWF encourages nominations from candidates who work in reproductive science.
  • Candidates must be a fellow, resident,  or a postdoctoral researcher and have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application.
  • Candidates must not be more than 10 years past their most recent earned doctorate degree.  No exceptions will be made.
  • Candidates with a clinical degree not awarded in the U.S. or Canada must be fully licensed to practice in the U.S. or Canada or have completed a residency in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Candidates who hold a junior faculty appointment (Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor-non tenure track, etc.) may be eligible if they have been in a faculty position for two years or less at the time of application.  To meet this requirement, the appointment must have begun no earlier than July 1, 2011.
  • Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.  Persons who have applied for permanent resident status but have not received their government documentation by the time of application are not eligible.
  • Candidates must be nominated by accredited, degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Candidates must be committed to a full-time career in research as an independent investigator at a North American degree-granting institution.
  • Candidates with tenure-track appointments as an Instructor or Assistant Professor at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Candidates that have faculty appointments with institutional start-up funds or hold an R01 grant from the NIH are not eligible.

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to research@uw.edu by Thursday, July 25, 2013. This letter of support signifies that the Dean or Chair have ensured that the nominee and application are likely to be of sufficient quality to be competitive nationally. Full proposals are due to the sponsor 10/1/13, and so those materials will need to be in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 9/24/13.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.

2014

Deadlines
07/25/2013 UW Internal Deadline Closed
09/24/2013 OSP Deadline
10/01/2013 Sponsor Deadline
Sponsor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Funding amount

$700,000

Maximum Number of Applications

6 (If an institution nominates six candidates, at least (a) two candidates must be women)

Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at research@uw.edu.