Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2019 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to fostering the
development of the next generation of biomedical scientists
and is committed to supporting degree-granting institutions
to achieve this goal. The career development of young
scientists has been a major funding theme at BWF and
various programs have provided major support to promising
young scientists to help them make the transition from late
postdoctoral training to early faculty service.
The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) was
introduced in 2007 to specifically address the declining
participation of physicians engaged in academic biomedical
research. The CAMS award provides support to facilitate
the transition from mentored position to independence for
the early career physician scientist. The program is ideal
for the physician scientist considering an academic career.

Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS)
CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides
$700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists
(M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.), who are committed to an
academic career, to bridge 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 not eligible. BWF anticipates making up to 14 awards
including up to two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists
who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry
and neuroscience.

2019 Program Cycle
CAMS has moved from an institutional nomination to
a self-nomination process. There is no longer a limit on
the number of applicants from any institution. Citizenship
requirements have changed and are detailed under
Eligibility Requirements. Only proposals from accredited
degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or Canada will
be accepted.


Application Due Date

Monday, October 1, 2018

Link to External Announcement