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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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